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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New Mexico’s Governor Is Pushing Steep Emissions-Reductions in the State

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is backing legislation that sets a goal of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Doctors Face Disciplinary Action for COVID-19 Treatments

"Doctors know more about the needs of their patients than bureaucrats ever will, but that accounts for little when the government runs the show.”

FDA Guidance on Antibodies Seen as Rationing Treatment by Race

Now, entities that embraced racial formulas for dispensing coronavirus treatments are facing serious legal challenges.

Biden Administration Reverses Decision on COVID-19 Treatment (Again)

“In our field of medicine, when someone comes to you seeking a treatment that could save their life, it is essential to have treatment options to ensure health care providers can make the best decisions for their patients.”

New York City Bans Natural Gas Hook-ups in Most New Buildings

In December 2021, The New York City Council passed an ordinance banning the use of natural gas in new buildings.

Oklahoma Regulators Developing Standards for New EV Charging Stations

Oklahoma regulators are developing the standards that will govern the operation of electric vehicle charging stations in the state.

Biden Administration Reverses Course, Requests that the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Boost Production

Amid persistent criticism over rising inflation and high gasoline prices at the pump and faced with falling approval ratings, the Biden administration, in an about-face, has asked the U.S. oil and gas industry to raise production on existing leases as quickly as possible.

Congress Missed Opportunity for Self-Directed Health Care

“If instead of throwing good money after bad, we focused on rational reform of existing programs, we might find that the ‘unmet needs’ the Democrats have targeted could be adequately met – without spending any additional taxpayer dollars,”

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).

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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