NEW BRIEF: Biosimilars Save Patients Over $11 Billion Annually, Fixing Broken System Would Help Patients Save More

SACRAMENTO – Biosimilars competition saves patients and the health care system over $11 billion annually and could generate even more savings if the broken drug pricing system were reformed, finds a new issue brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute. …

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NEW STUDY: Despite Billions Spent, Project Homekey Providing No Way Home for State’s Homeless

SACRAMENTO – Contrary to claims that Project Homekey is successfully addressing California’s homeless crisis, a new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute finds that the program is costly, inefficient, and not helping to reduce homelessness.   Click here to download the study   “California has spent billions …


CAPITAL IDEAS: When June Gloom Lasts All Year

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF The overcast days of June Gloom, a month of cloud and fog cover along the usually sunny Southern California coastal regions, can be a bit depressing. It’s a natural phenomenon that can’t be controlled. The same can’t be said about the man-made darkness ahead that will affect …


Read Sally Pipes’ Remarks from Adam Smith Society National Meeting

Below are remarks delivered by PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy Sally C. Pipes at the annual national meeting of the Adam Smith Society on June 9, 2021.  She spoke about free market health care solutions. Thank you so very much for inviting me …

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Impact Magazine – Spring 2021

DOWNLOAD THE PDF   Letter from the President The dawn of the Biden-Harris Administration has ushered in a new, progressive era.  All who believe in freedom, opportunity, and limited government are concerned about the administration’s plans for new government programs and its opposition topro-growth, market-driven solutions to our nation’s challenges. …

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Impact Magazine – Summer 2020

DOWNLOAD THE PDF .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom:56.25%; height:0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} Letter from the President These are stressful times for our nation. Americans have faced shelter-in-place orders that lasted weeks. …

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CAPITAL IDEAS: What Executives in High-Demand Industries are Saying About Moving to California

DOWNLOAD THE PDF California has a deserved reputation for losing businesses to states where companies believe their commercial prospects are more promising. At the same time, businesses that stay are too often reluctant to expand in-state while many outside are unwilling to relocate or extend their operations into California. Executives …


Recent Writings on California’s Water Future

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New PRI Survey: Housing, Education, Business Climate Top Reasons Why Industries Aren’t Moving to California

New PRI Survey: Housing, Education, Business Climate Top Reasons Why Highly-Desired Industries Aren’t Moving to California Survey Gives Insight into Location Decisions of R&D, Clean Tech, Manufacturing Execs Business executives, including those in clean tech, R&D, manufacturing, and other industries highly-desired by California legislators, say the high costs of housing …


PRI Files Amicus Brief in Closely Watched Cal Fire Case

Click here to download a copy of the brief SAN FRANCISCO – California-based non-partisan think tank Pacific Research Institute has filed an amicus brief before the California Supreme Court on a closely-watched case that challenges the ability of state and local governments to adjust future pension benefits for current workers. …

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