Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.
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South Carolina Regulators Reject Duke Energy’s Coal Closure Plan

South Carolina electric utility regulators have rejected plans by Duke Energy to shut down several coal-fueled power plants in 2030, replacing them with wind and solar power, with battery back-up, that the utility would either build or contract for.

Health Insurance Transparency Rule Faces Uncertain Future

The rule requires insurers to disclose cost-sharing estimates at the request of an enrollee (beginning in 2023) and publicly release negotiated rates for in-network providers, historical out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges, and drug pricing information (beginning in 2022).

Build Back Better Could Have Destroyed Jobs, Access to Employer Health Care

BBB could have provided enough disincentives, that employers would have slashed seven million jobs. Also, social programs under BBB would have made gainful employment less attractive.

Virginia Offshore Wind Project Hit by Massive Cost Overruns

The nation’s largest proposed offshore wind-power facility is already encountering rough seas, with its developer acknowledging it will cost at least $2 billion more than originally estimated.

Studies Have Yet to Show Face Masks Protect Public from COVID-19

“The available clinical evidence of facemask efficacy is of low quality and the best available clinical evidence has mostly failed to show efficacy, with fourteen of sixteen identified randomized controlled trials comparing face masks to no mask controls failing to find statistically significant benefit in the intent-to-treat populations,” the study found.

Nebraska County Institutes Strict New Wind Power Regulations

The Gage County, Nebraska Board of Supervisors approved new ordinances restricting the siting and operation of industrial-scale wind projects.

Maine Voters Reject Interstate Renewable-Energy Power Line

Voters in Maine overwhelmingly rejected a 145-mile-long electricity transmission line through their state that would have brought 1,200 megawatts of renewable hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.

Medicare Advantage in the Crosshairs of Big Government Proponents

“When a Medicare beneficiary suffers a stroke, how much does this cost original Medicare?  When a beneficiary with a Medicare Advantage plan suffers a stroke, the federal government has shed a claim to a private insurance company, thus saving taxpayers potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars,”

Massachusetts Man Convicted in $50 Million Green Energy Scam

The recent conviction of a Massachusetts man offers a cautionary tale on where government schemes to promote green energy can lead.

AMA Pushes Physicians to Embrace Woke Speak

When treating women of childbearing age, for example, it is better not to ask them if they are pregnant.  To this, a black female physician responded that she felt it was her responsibility to ask such a question and that she would have these women “pee in a cup.”

Bonner R Cohen

Bonner R. Cohen is a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 2002.

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