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As the Democratic presidential front-runners jockey for position as Giver-of-Free-Stuff in Chief, their promises on health care mostly sound like, as former Vice President Joe Biden would put it, “a bunch of malarkey.”
Republicans, including many so-called free market conservatives, sometimes fall back into a nasty habit of doing the Democrats’ leg work for them. Such is the case with recent Senate legislation that would impose an inflationary cap or penalty on prescription drugs as part of Medicare Part D.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, FreedomWorks launched a campaign calling on Republicans in Congress not to settle for surprise billing proposals that include government-set rates and would put America on a path toward a government-run single-payer system such as “Medicare for all.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In opposition to the proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), over 5,600 FreedomWorks grassroots activists signed on to our formal comment that was hand-delivered today to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
FreedomWorks is proud to honor Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) as the member of the month for June 2019. He serves in the House of Representatives to represent Texas’ 21st Congressional District, which spans to the north and west of Austin, Texas. But in reality, Rep. Roy serves not only to represent his constituents but also to better the lives of all Americans by exposing and fighting against the status quo Washington ways that have put us $22 trillion in debt and left us more burdened by government than our founding fathers ever could have imagined.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the hearing today in the House Ways and Means Committee, “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage,” on single-payer health coverage, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:
Many conservatives and right-of-center political analysts are rightly upset about Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar’s proposal to tie drug prices in the United States to those in foreign nations. Such a proposal would make our healthcare system dependent on the whims of nations that subscribe to command and control economic models. There is also the stark reality that imposing price controls does not fix any underlying issues that caused prices to be high in the first place.
FreedomWorks is proud to announce that our bill of the month for June 2019 is the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, H.R. 1035, sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.). The Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act would require greater transparency and accountability from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). This would lower prices for patients, families, and caregivers across the United States.
FreedomWorks’ activist-chosen dumpster fire of the month for May 2019 is the Medicare for All Act, S. 1129, sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Not only would implementing “Medicare for All” add upwards of $32 trillion to our federal expenditures -- It would also result in, as our own Dan Savickas noted in FreedomWorks Foundation’s recently released booklet on entitlement reform, healthcare for none.
On behalf of FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and representative and ask them to support and cosponsor the Repeal Insurance Plans of the Multi-State Program (RIP MSP) Act, S. 1313 and H.R. 2524, introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). The RIP MSP Act would repeal the ObamaCare Multi-State Plan Program, which is a pathway to a public option for healthcare.