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Major Setback for Taxpayer Handouts to Big Ag

By | David Rosenfeld
Executive Director

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down the Farm Bill this morning, and I'm darn glad they did. 

It’s up to the IRS to ensure that nonprofits are not being used as illicit vehicles to funnel untraceable money into our elections. However the agency’s handling of this responsibility has been thoroughly outrageous, the latest scandal being just the latest example of disturbing action—or, as has been more often the case, inaction. 

Something remarkable just happened to health insurance costs here in Oregon. Last week, after the state’s health insurers posted their proposed premium rates for next year, two insurers publicly reversed course and moved to cut their prices.

The Supreme Court and the High Cost of Rx Drugs

By | Jesse Ellis O'Brien
Health Care Advocate

Everyone knows prescription drugs cost more than they should. But many people are surprised to learn about one of the key ways drug companies keep prices high: Paying off competitors to keep generics off the market.

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