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Press Releases

For Immediate Release (9/12/19) Contact: media@ppionline.org, 202-525-3926 WASHINGTON – Price caps on out-of-network provider prices would cut in-network prices, according to Arielle Kane, Director of Health Care, in a new analysis from the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). This aggressive proposal to go after the root cause of high health care spending: high prices.  Americans spend […]

More Americans Quit Smoking with Assist from E-Cigarettes For Immediate Release (8/1/19) Contact: media@ppionline.org, 202-525-3926 WASHINGTON – Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes offer the most effective means currently available for reducing cigarette smoking, according to economist Rob Shapiro, President of Sonecon, in a new analysis for the Progressive Policy Institute.  Center for Disease Control data show […]

WASHINGTON— The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released an important update to the 2017 report, “The Rise of the Australian App Economy”. Our latest report shows the Australian App Economy has room to grow, and a broad base of opportunity continues to stay open for developers, entrepreneurs, and others who want to enter the economy […]

Op-eds and Articles

By / 9.17.2019

Americans spend more money on health care because prices are higher here than anywhere else in the world. Our system is fraught with waste, our providers (physicians and hospitals) are paid more; and goods like biopharmaceuticals and medical devices are more expensive. On average, U.S. hospital prices are 60 percent higher than countries in Europe and physicians make twice as much as their […]

By / 8.21.2019

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office projects federal budget deficits between 2019 and 2029 to be $872 billion higher than was projected just three months ago. As a result, Donald Trump will be forced to campaign for re-election next year with his government running a trillion-dollar deficit. Democrats should hold the “king of debt” accountable […]

By / 8.4.2019

Thanks to CNN’s penchant for elaborately staged political melodrama, it’s easy to dismiss Round 2 of the Democratic presidential debates last week as a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. But amid all the sniping and squabbling, a larger theme did emerge: Democrats won’t beat an unpopular president with unpopular ideas. The pragmatic candidates […]

PPI in the News

By / 7.31.2019

During the most recent Facing the Future, Ben Ritz discussed PPI’s latest policy proposal, “A Progressive Budget for Equitable Growth.” The blueprint addresses a variety of issues, such as the national debt, taxes, health care, infrastructure, climate change, and more. Listen here

By / 6.6.2019

Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) reintroduced her 2018 bill that seeks to address rising maternal mortality rates, particularly among black women. Harris’s Maternal CARE Act, and the accompanying House version, would authorize $150 million toward programs that seek to help medical professionals identify high-risk pregnancies and establish implicit-bias training curriculum for medical schools. Her bill seeks […]

By and / 6.3.2019

Central to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ cantankerous mystique is his anti-establishment stance and uncompromising vision for radical economic change. When it comes to public schools, however, Sanders is no revolutionary. On the contrary, he sides with the education establishment in defending a status quo that is failing poor and minority students. The democratic socialist from Vermont recently […]