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AEI's Michael Rosen: "Omicron Variant Sows Chaos but Doesn’t Move Needle on Patent Waiver Debate"

In our latest Liberty Update, we highlight an eye-opening new study confirming how drug price controls kill pharmaceutical investment and innovation at the worst possible time, when America and the entire world depend upon them more than ever.

In similar vein, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Adjunct Fellow and healthcare expert Michael Rosen nicely illustrates how the omicron variant of Covid has paused the destructive global effort to suspend enforcement of patent rights belonging to lifesaving vaccine developers:

But the new omicron variant of the virus has intervened, shelving the planned WTO meeting and throwing into continued contrast the supposed haves and have-nots of vaccine protection...  But the EU has held firm in resisting the vaccine waiver, and rightly so."

Unfortunately…[more]

December 06, 2021 • 12:20 PM
The Biden-Buttigieg Pitch: It's All Free!

The Biden-Buttigieg Pitch: It's All Free!

So just like the cost of the Build Back Better agenda is not "zero dollars," the cost of operating an electric car is far more than never having "to worry about gas prices again."

New Study Confirms How Drug Price Controls Kill Investment and Innovation

New Study Confirms How Drug Price Controls Kill Investment and Innovation

With Congress and the Biden Administration now proposing drug price controls in their “Build Back Better” legislation, Americans must understand the inevitably negative effects that plan would have on healthcare and lifesaving drug innovation and investment.

Fauci Puts Us at Risk

Fauci Puts Us at Risk

It will take time to determine how dangerous the new omicron variant is, but the proof is already in on Fauci. He's got to go.

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BBB Drug Price Controls Are a Prescription for Disaster for Seniors

Phil Kerpen, Founder and President of American Commitment, discusses how drug price controls would hurt seniors as they would reduce access to and undermine research and development in life-saving biopharmaceuticals, and why the Build Back Better Act under consideration in Congress is riddled with other disastrous[more]
BBB, Biden's Bungled Vaccine Policies, and more

Sally Pipes, President, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses the Build Back Better proposal, missteps by the Biden Administration with respect to vaccine policies, and the ongoing evidence as to why government should not run healthcare in America[more]
Voter Sentiment One Year In

William J. Conti, Partner in the Washington, D.C., Office of Baker & Hostetler, discusses the forces driving American politics, takeaways from the recent Virginia and New Jersey elections, what the upcoming 2022 Congressional elections might look like, and why neither side of the aisle should pop the cork yet[more]
Democrats' Social Plan Seeks to Expand Government-Run Healthcare

In an interview with CFIF, Dr. Kathleen Brown, a dermatologist and health care policy activist, discusses Democrats' social plan, its potential impact on healthcare services to patients, and how it would result in the biggest expansion of government interference in health care in decades[more]
Work Must Be the Basis for Welfare

Leslie Ford, Visiting Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the negative impact of workless safety-net benefits, why President Biden needs to remember the history of the bipartisan law requiring work as a basis for welfare, and how the child tax credit should not be a monthly[more]
Iran’s Nuclear Program and Regional Ambitions

Tzvi Kahn, Research Fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses Iran’s request to have $10 billion in assets unfrozen as a goodwill gesture before Tehran resumes negotiations on its nuclear program, and why it’s a bad idea[more]
Government Broadband, Inflation and More

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses the outrageous push by President Biden and some in Congress to subsidize government-owned broadband networks, and a look at how inflation is outpacing American workers’ paycheck gains[more]
High Court Returns: Hot Button Issues on the Docket

Ilya Shapiro, a Vice President at the Cato Institute and Director at the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, discusses the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, what the Court’s first in-person (since March 2020) arguments looked like, and some of the hot button cases on the[more]
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How many gun purchase background checks were processed by the FBI during Thanksgiving Week 2021?
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"A bank that misplaced over one-fifth of its deposits would be shut down almost immediately. So would a hospital that bungled one in five operations, or a private health insurer that mishandled one-fifth of its claims.But apparently, the bar is a lot lower for government programs. The Biden administration recently admitted that 'improper payments' made up 21.69% of total Medicaid spending in fiscal…[more]
 
 
—Sally Pipes, President, CEO, and the Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Pacific Research Institute
— Sally Pipes, President, CEO, and the Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Pacific Research Institute
 
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