Healthcare

Major savings available in VA budget, if we look

When Congress returns from its extended August recess for an abbreviated September work period, it will have precious little time to wrap up work on and pass a massive package of veterans health and benefits legislation that has been stalled...

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Protecting generic pharma competition is necessary now

American brand and specialty drug prices are among the highest anywhere despite the fact that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is the largest in the world. Some of that problem may stem from public healthcare program fraud and an inefficient...

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Preserving access to life-saving air medical services

In today’s America, 115 million people – one in three people – live in rural areas where getting urgent medical care for events like cardiac emergencies, stroke, and trauma is extremely difficult due to the fact that appropriate medical...

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'CREATES Act' would only create more lawsuits

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., ACU Lifetime Rating: 5%) is leading the effort in the Senate to diminish the property rights of inventors.  His legislation would fundamentally weaken the patent protection...

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The right – and the wrong – approach to VA reform

Some issues have been largely overlooked in this presidential race, not the least of which has been the dismal state of veterans’ health care. This omission is not only insulting to America’s veterans – it is downright dangerous.

The...

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Leadership needed to solve veteran issues

When we address our enemies on the battlefield we do so with careful planning. We coordinate efforts among our air, ground, and water forces. We do not rely on individual warriors to plan their own attacks but rather lead squadrons, battalions,...

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