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Read the latest on California's approach to homelessness

Prop 1 promises more of the same for California’s homeless

Leading up to the March 5 primary, Gov. Gavin Newsom appealed to voters by insisting that Proposition 1 is a just reward for veterans, who “have given everything for our freedom often at extraordinary cost to themselves.” It’s not an unpersuasive argument. It was, however, a cheap, emotional ploy.  The ...
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Read the latest on prescription drug pricing

Biden, Sanders Took on ‘Big Pharma’ and Patients Lost

Speaking at a White House event with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., very recently, President Biden crowed about his rapidly progressing scheme to impose price controls on prescription drugs. “Finally — finally we beat Big Pharma,” he said to Sanders. Unfortunately for Americans — and indeed, patients everywhere — the Democrats’ assault on the drug industry ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest asset regulation proposal

The FDIC’s Ill-Advised Regulatory Grab

Board members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are aptly demonstrating Einstein’s maxim that “bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”. In this case, the board is considering an expansion of the FDIC’s regulatory reach that would impose more costs on asset managers and the millions of Americans ...
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Read about healthcare on the presidential campaign trail

Biden And Harris Are Wrong About Healthcare “Rights”

Speaking to supporters in North Carolina late last month, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “We here agree that access to healthcare should be a right and not just a privilege of those who can afford it.” President Biden picked up the thread when he joined Harris on stage, saying he envisioned “a future ...
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Read the latest on drug pricing

Cost-Based Pricing For Innovative Medicines Is Unviable And Harmful

Barber et al. just published a fundamentally flawed study on diabetes medicines in JAMA Network Open (JNO). This study wrongly suggests that cost-based pricing accurately values innovative on-patent medicines, distracts from serious policymaking, and fuels political grandstanding by politicians such as Senator Bernie Sanders. Cost-based pricing could be an economically viable pricing ...
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Read about the gap in black and white outcomes in healthcare

Government programs are WIDENING black-white health disparities

Thanks to better prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, cancer mortality in the United States has fallen 33% since 1991, per data the American Cancer Society published this year. But that progress has not been equally distributed. The cancer mortality rate for black people remains higher than for white people. Between 2000 and ...
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Read the latest on CA's energy policy

Can California Really Power 25 Million Homes Via Offshore Wind Farms By 2045?

California is relying heavily on offshore wind to take it to the nirvana of a carbon-neutral power grid in 2045. Sacramento believes so intensely in the concept that lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would allow voters to decide in the fall of 2024 if a $1 billion bond should be ...
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Read the latest on Biden's plans for affordable healthcare

Why Does ‘Unifier’ Biden Want to End Affordable Healthcare?

The Biden administration is about to effectively outlaw some of the most affordable health plans on the market and cast scores of people into the ranks of the uninsured. At issue is a rule the administration finalized last month. The rule will bar short-term health plans from lasting any more than three ...
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Obamacare is the real ‘junk’ insurance

Vice President Kamala Harris extolled the president in a speech last month for “fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare” and lambasted right-wing “extremists” for “trying to take away healthcare coverage.” So it’s ironic that one of the Biden administration’s latest moves, a rule cutting the maximum duration of a short-term health plan from ...
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Read about latest government green mandates

The Californization Of Colorado

Should Colorado take the plunge and embrace burdensome green mandates, state residents will soon discover just how damaging the California approach is. Like California, economic growth in Colorado will slow and families – particularly low-income families – will struggle with energy unaffordability. Making these costs even harder to justify, the ...
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Read the latest on California's approach to homelessness

Prop 1 promises more of the same for California’s homeless

Leading up to the March 5 primary, Gov. Gavin Newsom appealed to voters by insisting that Proposition 1 is a just reward for veterans, who “have given everything for our freedom often at extraordinary cost to themselves.” It’s not an unpersuasive argument. It was, however, a cheap, emotional ploy.  The ...
Commentary

Read the latest on prescription drug pricing

Biden, Sanders Took on ‘Big Pharma’ and Patients Lost

Speaking at a White House event with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., very recently, President Biden crowed about his rapidly progressing scheme to impose price controls on prescription drugs. “Finally — finally we beat Big Pharma,” he said to Sanders. Unfortunately for Americans — and indeed, patients everywhere — the Democrats’ assault on the drug industry ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest asset regulation proposal

The FDIC’s Ill-Advised Regulatory Grab

Board members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are aptly demonstrating Einstein’s maxim that “bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”. In this case, the board is considering an expansion of the FDIC’s regulatory reach that would impose more costs on asset managers and the millions of Americans ...
Commentary

Read about healthcare on the presidential campaign trail

Biden And Harris Are Wrong About Healthcare “Rights”

Speaking to supporters in North Carolina late last month, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “We here agree that access to healthcare should be a right and not just a privilege of those who can afford it.” President Biden picked up the thread when he joined Harris on stage, saying he envisioned “a future ...
Commentary

Read the latest on drug pricing

Cost-Based Pricing For Innovative Medicines Is Unviable And Harmful

Barber et al. just published a fundamentally flawed study on diabetes medicines in JAMA Network Open (JNO). This study wrongly suggests that cost-based pricing accurately values innovative on-patent medicines, distracts from serious policymaking, and fuels political grandstanding by politicians such as Senator Bernie Sanders. Cost-based pricing could be an economically viable pricing ...
Commentary

Read about the gap in black and white outcomes in healthcare

Government programs are WIDENING black-white health disparities

Thanks to better prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, cancer mortality in the United States has fallen 33% since 1991, per data the American Cancer Society published this year. But that progress has not been equally distributed. The cancer mortality rate for black people remains higher than for white people. Between 2000 and ...
Commentary

Read the latest on CA's energy policy

Can California Really Power 25 Million Homes Via Offshore Wind Farms By 2045?

California is relying heavily on offshore wind to take it to the nirvana of a carbon-neutral power grid in 2045. Sacramento believes so intensely in the concept that lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would allow voters to decide in the fall of 2024 if a $1 billion bond should be ...
Commentary

Read the latest on Biden's plans for affordable healthcare

Why Does ‘Unifier’ Biden Want to End Affordable Healthcare?

The Biden administration is about to effectively outlaw some of the most affordable health plans on the market and cast scores of people into the ranks of the uninsured. At issue is a rule the administration finalized last month. The rule will bar short-term health plans from lasting any more than three ...
Commentary

Obamacare is the real ‘junk’ insurance

Vice President Kamala Harris extolled the president in a speech last month for “fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare” and lambasted right-wing “extremists” for “trying to take away healthcare coverage.” So it’s ironic that one of the Biden administration’s latest moves, a rule cutting the maximum duration of a short-term health plan from ...
Commentary

Read about latest government green mandates

The Californization Of Colorado

Should Colorado take the plunge and embrace burdensome green mandates, state residents will soon discover just how damaging the California approach is. Like California, economic growth in Colorado will slow and families – particularly low-income families – will struggle with energy unaffordability. Making these costs even harder to justify, the ...
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