Author Archives: Grace-Marie Turner

Drug Companies Need To Do Their Jobs

President Trump emphasized during his State of the Union address his determination to fulfill a campaign promise to lower prescription drug prices. His administration already is making progress:  Food and Drugs Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is leading his agency to dramatically accelerate approval of generic drugs.  Competition in generic drugs – which make up 87% of […]

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Health Reform: Helping the States Help the Poor

Many Catholics, especially Catholic leaders, have been conflicted over bills that have been presented to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act:  They strenuously object to the ACA’s affront to religious liberty yet they know it offers access to health insurance for millions, including those who have been left behind in our bifurcated system. Bishop […]

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Puerto Rico’s Crisis Affects Us All

Puerto Rico’s economy was in distress before the island was slammed by hurricanes Irma and Marie, and it is struggling mightily now to recover.  But new tax policies also are needed for this U.S. territory to have a fighting chance at long-term economic recovery. Damage to the island from the hurricanes was overwhelming, destroying homes […]

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