Holding Government Accountable

Pelosi’s Plan to Help Those Who Don’t Want to Pay Bills Instead of Those In Need

In May, the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) passed the 1800-page Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. At an astounding cost of more than $3 trillion, the HEROES Act was the single largest spending bill in U.S. history. While the legislation was ostensibly designed to help the nation cope with the economic fallout from the pandemic, it is in fact nothing more than an ideological wish list of radical policies and bailouts for connected special interest groups. But some of the most obscure provisions — such as language barring debt collectors from disconnecting utilities — would have devastating unintended consequences. Congress should wipe the slate clean on these half-baked ideas and pass a clean relief bill that would help those struggling the most.

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Surprise Billing Resources

Millions of Americans have received surprise medical bills in the mail weeks, or even months, after receiving emergency services at in-network facilities. Policymakers correctly sense that they must act to prevent this pressing issue. But, some lawmakers insist on using federal fiat to impose rate-setting on America’s medical providers. 

Coronavirus Resource Center

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a global health emergency.  Elected and non-elected officials from around the world will be responding to the crisis with many ideas including direct and indirect bailouts.  TPA is writing and compiling a list of resources and ideas on how to deal with the crisis while protecting taxpayers and consumers. 

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