Alex Brill Testifies Before U.S. Senate on Lowering Prescription Drug Prices
On Tuesday, American Enterprise Institute resident fellow and MGA founder and CEO Alex Brill testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security. The topic of the hearing was the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs.
There are Costs for Climate Change Whether Leaders Take Action or Not
Much of the public debate over climate change policy focuses on the cost of reducing emissions, deploying green energy, or building adaptations. A point often lost is that whatever we do, we pay for climate change, even if we do nothing. For officials to arrive at effective solutions, they must know both the cost of the policy options and the cost of inaction.
How Will the American Rescue Plan Impact Your 2021 Tax Liability?
Last week, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP). The plan provides economic relief to households through the tax code, making several credits fully refundable and advanceable and providing stimulus checks that already started arriving in bank accounts this past weekend. We have created a web application to help users explore how the American Rescue Plan will impact their 2021 federal tax liability.
Alex Brill Quoted in ‘The National Interest’ Article on Global Tax Hike
Alex Brill was recently quoted in Rachel Bucchino’s article on nationalinterest.org, “Joe Biden Is Leading the Charge on a Big Global Tax Hike.” The article examines Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s work on a global minimum tax for multinational corporations.
The American Rescue Plan’s Likely Cost is Way More Than $1.9 Trillion
The Senate is poised to consider President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, an elaborate bill recently passed by the House of Representatives through the budget reconciliation process at an estimated cost of $1.9 trillion over the coming decade.
Pick Your Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is all the rage these days. Democrats and Republicans both are advancing proposals to increase the maximum value of the CTC and make it available to more families. We have developed a web application to accompany our recent report. Design Your Own Child Tax Credit Reform allows any user to compare popular current proposals or choose the parameters of their own preferred custom CTC reform.
The Tax Benefits of Parenthood: A History and Analysis of Current Proposals
Since 1917, tax filers with children have received ever-increasing federal income tax benefits. The tax benefits include deductions for each child or other dependent, lower tax brackets for head-of household filers compared to single filers with similar incomes, and tax credits for children and childcare expenses.
MGA Analysis of Potential Savings from Complex Generics Cited in Multiple Publications
This week, three publications in the healthcare policy and regulatory affairs industries referenced MGA’s recent report on the potential savings from accelerating US approval of complex generics.
MGA’s Alex Brill on The Hill: Virtually Live
MGA founder and CEO Alex Brill recently appeared on The Hill event Virtually Live to discuss how complex generic medical alternatives can impact and potentially enhance the American healthcare system. In this interview, Brill talks with The Hill moderator Steve Clemons about the MGA report outlining the potential savings from accelerating US approval of complex generics.
New MGA Report on the Potential Savings from Accelerating US Approval of Complex Generics
Matrix Global Advisors (MGA) today released a new report, “Potential Savings from Accelerating US Approval of Complex Generics,” by MGA founder and CEO Alex Brill.
The Costs of the Opioid Crisis: Forgotten America Podcast
Alex Brill recently joined Garrett Ballengee, founding executive director of the Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy, on their podcast “Forgotten America.” In this fascinating interview, Brill discusses the economic impacts of the opioid crisis in America, noting that the epidemic is no longer just an Appalachian problem.
Four years ago, many commentators lamented that Hillary Clinton fell short of winning the Electoral College by less than 80,000 votes. “You Could Fit All the Voters Who Cost Clinton the Election in a Mid-Sized Football Stadium,” read a headline in Vanity Fair. Now, it is not just Hillary Clinton that lost by a hair.
Nursing Homes Prepare for Third COVID-19 Surge
“‘The nursing home COVID crisis in New York and New Jersey and Connecticut from the beginning of the pandemic, things are different and way better there. But as the pandemic is spreading throughout the country, we’re going to see it pop up in other nursing homes’ Brill said.”
Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Red, Blue, and Swing States
From both a public health and economic perspective, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on our country. More than 210,000 people have died, more than 435,000 individuals have been hospitalized, and more than 10 million jobs have been lost nationally. The US economy was 10 percent smaller in June than it was last December and is not projected to fully recover until some point in 2021 at the earliest.
Trump Roils Markets with Conflicting Statements on Pandemic Relief
“‘I think it creates confusion for the negotiators. Republicans on the Hill are looking for a signal from the president. They are looking for leadership on this, and he’s oscillating,’ Brill said.”
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