Pharmacy Benefits Managers

What to Know: Two key senators are focusing on Pharmacy Benefits Managers, and their control of drug prices nationwide. A Senate committee hearing is slated for today.

The TPPF Take: It’s time to pull back the curtain on PBMs.

“Prescription drugs are the difference between life and death for millions of Americans each day, yet their costs are far too often unaffordable,” says TPPF’s David Balat. “Heavily influencing these prices are Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). We must look behind the curtain that has kept hidden the crooked practices of the middlemen to unmask the full picture of the broken health care system.”

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America’s Struggling Farmers

What to Know: Small farmers are struggling with rising diesel prices—but that’s not all. They’re also struggling to afford the natural gas-based fertilizers they need to grow their crops.

The TPPF Take: Americans saw this coming.

“What we’re seeing here is the practical consequence of a president who said during his campaign he was going to make war on domestic energy,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “It’s made it more difficult to extract oil and gas, coal, and other forms of energy. And now as a result, and because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, somewhat limited world supplies have now become critical.”

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You Don’t Say

What to Know: It’s more and more clear that critical race theory is, in fact, taught in our public schools.

The TPPF Take: The ideas that underlie CRT are definitely found in Texas classrooms.

“So, let’s have an honest discussion about race,” says TPPF’s Rafa Bejar. “Where the left loses many Americans is in its insistence that America is irredeemably flawed, a systemically racist nation of deplorables, a nation from which to flee—not to flock. Tell that to the millions of immigrants that have come to America—and continue to come. Families from across the world risk everything just for a chance of entering the U.S. and partaking of its promise.”

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