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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U.S Senate Budget Committee Debates Health Costs of Climate Change

The U.S. Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the health costs of climate change, on April 26. The health costs of oil and gas use are rising, said Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)...

Rep. Pete Sessions Introduces Sweeping Health Care Reform Bill in Congress

U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) introduced a comprehensive reform bill titled the Health Care Fairness for All Act, on May 9. The bill provides a universal tax credit and individual accounts for after-tax...

Non-Profit Hospitals Under Fire for Skimping on Charity Care

A congressional hearing examined the value of tax breaks and subsidies for non-profit hospitals compared to the charitable services they provide. The Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Ways and Means Committee received...

Medicare Will Require a Payroll Tax Hike—Trustees Report

President Biden suggests raising Medicare taxes on higher-income households. “Biden’s proposal to raise taxes to address Medicare’s future financial problem ignores how progressive Medicare taxes already are.”

Tax Exclusion for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Spotlight

“If we got rid of the exclusion, what would happen to the $1.3 trillion (currently) denied workers? They would make their own health care decisions. They would have more control over their incomes, transferring control from employers to employees and allowing them to purchase health insurance tax-free. They could still stay in employer-provided plans if they choose to do so.”

U.S. Senate Bill Expands Health Savings Accounts to Direct Primary Care

“I’m glad to join this bipartisan bill that would break down barriers that patients face when seeking care to allow health savings accounts to be used for direct primary providers."

Justice Department Charges Rite Aid with Filling Illegal Opioid Prescriptions

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged the pharmacy chain Rite Aid filled illegal prescriptions for opioids, on March 13. Rite Aid drug stores filled “hundreds of thousands” of illegal prescriptions between May...

Push Continues to Ban the Words ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ in Health Care

"Plastic surgery does not change a man into a woman or a woman into a man."

Oregon Supreme Court Ignores Rural Pleas and Greenlights Giant Wind Power Line

In a long-sought victory for the Climate Industrial Complex, the Oregon Supreme Court March 9 approved construction of a 300-mile, high-voltage power line that will transmit wind energy through parts of eastern Oregon and western Idaho.

Biden Calls for More Taxpayer Money to Hunt Down COVID-19 Cheats

"...we should not allow politicians to act as if fraud is the primary problem related to COVID-19 spending..."

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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