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Props for the President on COVID-19 Response

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In this time of worldwide crisis, what’s the best thing President Donald Trump can do to help find a cure to the coronavirus, heal the sick, rebuild the economy and reassure a nervous nation? How about “resign immediately”? That’s the silly suggestion of Robert Weissman, the president of the left-wing ...
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Worried About COVID-19? Did You Get a Flu Shot?

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With Americans going into lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, they are looking to the government for a solution. In a new commentary, I ask people to first ask themselves if they did their part by maintaining their post-9/11 emergency “go bag” or by getting a flu shot last ...
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Demanding Answers on China and COVID-19

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Pointing out that “[t]he world needs to know the details behind the spread of this deadly virus so everyone understands exactly how this was started,” the National Center for Public Policy Research joined dozens of conservative groups in signing a letter that asked President Donald Trump to launch a formal ...
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Save on Surprise Medical Bills, Don’t Shock the Market

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There is a problem when medical treatment – often related to emergencies – results in “surprise billing” for care. To be exact, it’s when care comes from outside a person’s insurance network. But this doesn’t mean the government needs to start messing with the free market in a manner that ...
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Protect Women Instead of Abortionists, Say Black Activists

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Project 21 Backs Louisiana Law Under Supreme Court Scrutiny Washington, D.C. - The Project 21 black leadership network is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, noting that black women are at risk of unnecessary and disproportionate ...
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Walgreens Confronted About Funding Organizations Lobbying for Sanctuary Cities

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Free Enterprise Project Also Commends Drugstore Giant for Agreeing to Include Viewpoint Diversity in its Board Member Selection Wilmington, DE / Washington, D.C. – Walgreens executives admitted today that the company continues to financially support two left-leaning organizations lobbying for sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, but insisted such funding is ...
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Baseball-Style Arbitration Could Prevent Medical Bill Surprises

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When a medical emergency strikes, there are few better places to be than in an American hospital – armed with a team of highly trained doctors and medical staff. But, in the aftermath of life-saving care, proponents of the new Lower Health Care Costs Act (LHCC) are proposing solutions to ...
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Conservative Lawmakers Receive Reminder That Price Fixing is a “Bad Idea”

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Raising concern “about the direction the health care policy debate is moving” – particularly among conservative lawmakers – the National Center for Public Policy Research has joined with more than 70 other conservative and free-market organizations to warn Congress about the dangers of price fixing. In trying to remedy the ...
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Price Controls a Poor Prescription for America’s Ills

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In a new Townhall commentary, Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington explains how a Trump Administration proposal she suggests would impose “European-style price controls” on prescription drugs will force the President to retreat on his promise that “America will never be a socialist country.” “Fighting socialism with socialism,” Stacy writes, “will ...
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Senate May Make It Even Harder to Keep Your Doctor

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Remember Barack Obama’s infamous “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” promise? Or the reality that keeping the health plan or doctor you liked was never actually guaranteed under Obamacare? National Center Senior Fellow David Hogberg, Ph.D. calls this one of the “biggest lies of Obamacare.” Worse ...
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Obamacare Individual Mandate Repeal: House of Representatives Should Follow Senate Lead

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Health Care Expert Says Congress Can Fix Gross Violation of Individual Liberty Mandate to Buy Insurance Failed to Make Obamacare Exchanges Function Properly Washington, DC – With the Senate version of tax reform containing a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate, a health care expert with the National Center for Public ...
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STRONGER Protections May Be Answer to Drug Patent Trolls

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When Congress addressed patent reform earlier this decade, their attempt to stop “patent trolls” culminated in a law that the National Center’s Jeff Stier says ended up being “a solution in search of a problem.”  As a result, there are now patents at an increased risk of being trolled unless ...
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New FDA Tobacco Proposal Embraces Harm Reduction

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Exploration of Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes Part of Sweeping Change in Federal Attitude Toward Lower-Risk Nicotine Products National Center's Jeff Stier Available for Interviews on the Real News Behind the Sensational Headlines New York, NY / Washington, D.C. - In a move aimed at significantly reducing the harm from tobacco ...
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Health Insurance, Pharmaceutical Industries Blamed for Stalled Health Care Reform

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Free Enterprise Project Blasts Industries for Embracing ObamaCare's Crony Structure as Americans Suffer Washington, D.C. - America's leading conservative shareholder activist organization is blaming the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries for the failure of the U.S. Senate to reach a consensus on ObamaCare repeal and replacement. The National Center for ...
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Eli Lilly Finally Admits ObamaCare’s Failures: New CEO Says Benefits of the Law Have Been “Marginal at Best”

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Free Enterprise Project Urges Lilly to Be Part of ObamaCare's Repeal and Replacement; Pharmaceutical Giant Commits to Working with President Trump and Other DC Leaders on Reform National Center for Public Policy Research Scores Major Free Speech Victory As "Fake Transparency" Shareholder Proposal Is Soundly Defeated Indianapolis, IN / Washington, ...
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Corporations That Supported ObamaCare Need to Now Help President Trump Repeal and Replace

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Will Walgreens and other corporations that formerly backed ObamaCare now reform their ways and help President Trump with his health care reform initiatives? One J.D. discussed it with another J.D. on “Newsmax Prime” on January 27, 2017, as former Rep. J.D. Hayworth interviewed Justin Danhof, director of the Free Enterprise ...
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ObamaCare Exchanges: Just Because You Are Eligible For a Subsidy Doesn’t Mean You Will Qualify for One, by David Hogberg, Ph.D. and Sean Parnell

National Policy Analysis #653 /
Executive Summary The ObamaCare exchanges are supposed to subsidize the health insurance of everyone earning between 138 percent ($15,856 for an individual) and 400 percent ($45,960) of the federal poverty level (FPL) in a state that has expanded Medicaid and 100 percent ($11,490) and 400 percent FPL in a state ...
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Why The “Young Invincibles” Won’t Participate In The ObamaCare Exchanges and Why It Matters, by David Hogberg, Ph.D.

Executive Summary If the ObamaCare health insurance exchanges are to function properly, it is crucial that a substantial number of people ages 18-34 join them. This age group that is young and relatively healthy must purchase health insurance on the exchanges in order to "cross-subsidize" people who are older and ...
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California’s Coming Health Insurance Death Spiral, by David Hogberg, Ph.D.

Will relatively young and healthy people purchase health insurance from the ObamaCare exchanges? After the release of alleged insurance premiums by California's ObamaCare-mandated health insurance exchange—"Covered California"—the participation of the Golden State's youth is the topic of serious debate. Covered California put out a misleading press release saying that the ...
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The Next Exodus: Primary-Care Physicians and Medicare, by David Hogberg

In late 2009 the highly respected Mayo Clinic grabbed national headlines when it announced that one of its primary-care centers was no longer accepting Medicare. Henceforth, Medicare patients visiting its family clinic in Glendale, Arizona would have to pay cash. In 2008 Mayo lost $120 million on Medicare patients at ...
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“…Shattered Lives will educate you, the American public, to the horror of government-managed health care where it exists today.

In this book are documented stories from Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan, Australia and elsewhere – countries in which citizens literally die waiting for health services. Among other horrifying takes, you will cringe over tales of expectant mothers unable to find an available hospital bed, elderly patients denied routine cataract surgery and people in agony who resorted to do-it-yourself dentistry.

These tragic stories warn us that turning more of our health care decisions over to the government is sure to bring us nothing but pain.”
-Mark R. Levin, Host, The Mark Levin Show
Author, The Liberty Amendments, and other bestselling books

“Anyone who believes that nationalized health care equals quality health care needs to read these real-life horror stories of people denied care or forced to wait months for urgently-needed medical treatment because they live in countries with nationalized health care.”
— Congressman Ron Paul, M.D. (Retired)

“On a good day the practice of medicine is demanding and difficult. A bad day can range from frustrating to terrifying. An active clinical practice deals with cases that run the spectrum of complex to impossible-yet all the while physicians and nurses put forth their best efforts as is appropriate to their ability. To take this already demanding lifestyle and further complicate it by insensitive government control and regime insults the integrity of every provider-and places the patient in even greater peril. This is a powerful book, and one that should be regarded and read by every elected official who believes he or she has the gift to change medical practice to suit the whim of the government.”
— Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX)

“Polls consistently show that a majority of Americans are satisfied with the quality of the health care they receive. “Shattered Lives” provides strong evidence that the more we turn over health care decisions to the government, the less satisfied we will be.”
— Paul Mirengoff, Power Line Blog

“While in most parts of the world private health care is an option, government in my native Canada holds a death grip. Government there legally forbids millions of people in most parts of Canada from buying private health care. Some of them choose to get their health care outside Canada. Shattered Lives tells the stories of several of these health care refugees and warns why a centralized, government-managed approach is how not to fix health care in America-or anywhere else.”
— David R. Henderson
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

“Shattered Lives shows the ugly realities of statist medicine its acolytes don’t want you to know. I applaud The National Center for warning the American people that a government takeover, whether slow or accelerated, is not the answer for improving our health care system.”
— Tom Blumer
BizzyBlog, NewsBusters.org

“Shattered Lives provides a sharp reminder that government mismanagement of health care has high human costs not only in a developing country like South Africa, but in rich countries too. This is because it’s not just about money, but incentives and choice.”
— Jack Bloom, MPL
Health Spokesman, Democratic Alliance Party
Gauteng Provincial Legislature, South Africa

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