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Budget Negotiations: CFIF Opposes Use of Drug Price Controls via "Mandatory Inflation Rebates"

In ongoing negotiations, it's reported that some are proposing to employ destructive drug price controls as a mechanism to reach a budget agreement.  For multiple reasons that CFIF has highlighted, that poses a potentially catastrophic idea.

Specifically, it appears that debt ceiling negotiations may include a destructive proposal to reduce federal spending levels by targeting $115 billion from Medicare, which would derive largely from alleged “Medicare savings” through instituting a government-imposed mandatory “inflation rebates.”  As we've explained, inflation rebate proposals work by penalizing drug innovators with higher taxes whenever their products exceed an arbitrary inflation mark.  Currently, Medicare Part D’s structure works by employing market-based competition…[more]

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Home Press Room Broad Coalition Expresses Strong Opposition to S.J. Res. 19
Broad Coalition Expresses Strong Opposition to S.J. Res. 19 Print
Wednesday, September 10 2014

In a letter sent this week to every member of the United States Senate, the Center for Individual Freedom (“CFIF”) joined with a coalition of 173 businesses and organizations to express strong opposition to S.J. Res. 19, a resolution that would effectively eliminate free speech and association rights currently guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 
The letter points out that the resolution: 

  1. “goes against the First Amendment’s bedrock principle that the government should not restrict expression based on its message, ideas, or content.”;

  2. “would dramatically increase the scope of federal and state speech regulation.”; and

  3. “significantly curtail the constitutionally protected right of freedom of association.

To read the entire letter, click here.

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