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Health Care

NEW BRIEF: End Anti-Market Distortions in Current PBM System Would Lower Patient Costs, Increase Access to Life-Saving Drugs

SACRAMENTO – Fixing the current broken system that incentivizes pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to enact policies that benefit themselves and insurers at the expense of patients would lead to lower patient drug costs, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan ...
Book

New Free Cities Book

Reforms to Increase Affordability, Homebuilding Would Go Far to Alleviate State’s Housing, Homeless Crises

SACRAMENTO – Rolling back policies that have created unaffordable costs of living and made homebuilding prohibitively expensive can alleviate the state’s housing and homeless problems, finds a new book released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click here to download ...
California

Wayne Winegarden featured in Cap Public Radio story on Newsom homeless funds

Sacramento region eyes new round of homeless encampment funds by Chris Nichols Sacramento officials say they’ll consider applying for some of the $300 million in homeless encampment funds made available this week by Governor Gavin Newsom. But the program by itself won’t pay cities and counties to remove the vast ...
Book

NEW BOOK RELEASE

Latin America’s Experience Shows How Markets Can Help Urban America Overcome Government-Created Problems

SACRAMENTO – Despite its socialist political traditions, Latin America offers some free market lessons for the West Coast’s urban centers on housing, transportation, government services and startup cities, finds a new book released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click ...
Government Spending

Read about cost of latest state health care mandate

Sally Pipes Quoted in Center Square Article on $25 Health Care Minimum Wage

“Increasing the minimum wage to $23 per hour starting in 2024 and reaching $25 in 2026 for health care workers in medical facilities with 10,000 or more employees is fiscally irresponsible, particularly at a time when the state is facing a severe budget deficit,” said Sally Pipes, president and Thomas ...
Coronavirus

PRI Covid Tradeoffs Brief Receives National Coverage

PRI Brief on Tradeoffs from COVID-19 Restrictions Featured in National Review

Economist Wayne Winegarden and policy associate McKenzie Richards of the nonpartisan, pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute recently authored a research brief detailing how more-severe Covid-19 mitigation policies — namely lockdowns, masking mandates, school and business closures, and social distancing — led to reduced infection and mortality rates, but at the expense of ...
Coronavirus

NEW BRIEF: COVID-19 Restrictions Led to Small Health Benefits Negated by Tradeoff of Huge Economic, Education Losses

States that had more invasive COVID-19 restrictions saw small reductions in COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, but saw large negative impacts on employment, economic growth, and children’s education outcomes, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute.CMEI_Covid_FINAL Click ...
California

Read latest on Sacramento's homeless problem

PRI’s Comments Featured in New York Sun Article on Sacramento DA Suing City Over Failure to Enforce the Law

Overflowing garbage, indecent exposure, public defecation: These are the sights residents of California’s capital city describe seeing in front of their homes and businesses. The Sacramento County district attorney, Thien Ho, wants it to stop and is vowing to hold the city accountable for not enforcing its own public ordinances ...
Environment

Read about latest CA green subsidies

PRI comments featured in SD Union-Tribune story on State Funding More EV Chargers

California spending $38M in rebates for EV chargers in low-income areas, including San Diego By Rob Nikolewski If you run an organization in a low-income area of San Diego County and are contemplating building electric vehicle charging stations, you can apply to receive a rebate from the state . . ...
Free Cities

NEW FREE CITIES REPORT

New ‘Free Cities Index’ Ranks America’s Best and Worst Pro-Growth Cities

SACRAMENTO – Cities that promote pro-growth policies, encourage entrepreneurship, and efficiently provide core public services ranked at the top of a new “Free Cities Index” of the nation’s most 50 populous cities released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click ...
Health Care

NEW BRIEF: End Anti-Market Distortions in Current PBM System Would Lower Patient Costs, Increase Access to Life-Saving Drugs

SACRAMENTO – Fixing the current broken system that incentivizes pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to enact policies that benefit themselves and insurers at the expense of patients would lead to lower patient drug costs, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan ...
Book

New Free Cities Book

Reforms to Increase Affordability, Homebuilding Would Go Far to Alleviate State’s Housing, Homeless Crises

SACRAMENTO – Rolling back policies that have created unaffordable costs of living and made homebuilding prohibitively expensive can alleviate the state’s housing and homeless problems, finds a new book released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click here to download ...
California

Wayne Winegarden featured in Cap Public Radio story on Newsom homeless funds

Sacramento region eyes new round of homeless encampment funds by Chris Nichols Sacramento officials say they’ll consider applying for some of the $300 million in homeless encampment funds made available this week by Governor Gavin Newsom. But the program by itself won’t pay cities and counties to remove the vast ...
Book

NEW BOOK RELEASE

Latin America’s Experience Shows How Markets Can Help Urban America Overcome Government-Created Problems

SACRAMENTO – Despite its socialist political traditions, Latin America offers some free market lessons for the West Coast’s urban centers on housing, transportation, government services and startup cities, finds a new book released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click ...
Government Spending

Read about cost of latest state health care mandate

Sally Pipes Quoted in Center Square Article on $25 Health Care Minimum Wage

“Increasing the minimum wage to $23 per hour starting in 2024 and reaching $25 in 2026 for health care workers in medical facilities with 10,000 or more employees is fiscally irresponsible, particularly at a time when the state is facing a severe budget deficit,” said Sally Pipes, president and Thomas ...
Coronavirus

PRI Covid Tradeoffs Brief Receives National Coverage

PRI Brief on Tradeoffs from COVID-19 Restrictions Featured in National Review

Economist Wayne Winegarden and policy associate McKenzie Richards of the nonpartisan, pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute recently authored a research brief detailing how more-severe Covid-19 mitigation policies — namely lockdowns, masking mandates, school and business closures, and social distancing — led to reduced infection and mortality rates, but at the expense of ...
Coronavirus

NEW BRIEF: COVID-19 Restrictions Led to Small Health Benefits Negated by Tradeoff of Huge Economic, Education Losses

States that had more invasive COVID-19 restrictions saw small reductions in COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, but saw large negative impacts on employment, economic growth, and children’s education outcomes, finds a new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute.CMEI_Covid_FINAL Click ...
California

Read latest on Sacramento's homeless problem

PRI’s Comments Featured in New York Sun Article on Sacramento DA Suing City Over Failure to Enforce the Law

Overflowing garbage, indecent exposure, public defecation: These are the sights residents of California’s capital city describe seeing in front of their homes and businesses. The Sacramento County district attorney, Thien Ho, wants it to stop and is vowing to hold the city accountable for not enforcing its own public ordinances ...
Environment

Read about latest CA green subsidies

PRI comments featured in SD Union-Tribune story on State Funding More EV Chargers

California spending $38M in rebates for EV chargers in low-income areas, including San Diego By Rob Nikolewski If you run an organization in a low-income area of San Diego County and are contemplating building electric vehicle charging stations, you can apply to receive a rebate from the state . . ...
Free Cities

NEW FREE CITIES REPORT

New ‘Free Cities Index’ Ranks America’s Best and Worst Pro-Growth Cities

SACRAMENTO – Cities that promote pro-growth policies, encourage entrepreneurship, and efficiently provide core public services ranked at the top of a new “Free Cities Index” of the nation’s most 50 populous cities released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click ...
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