Congress Should Avoid Undermining Healthcare Innovation

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently warned that the country’s coronavirus pandemic won’t be under control until the spring of 2022. The Biden administration touts the vaccines, and perhaps new booster shots, as the key ingredient to make it happen. Given that doses are widely available on a voluntary basis, I think most would agree with that sentiment. 

While the White House and many members of Congress are rightly putting all their proverbial eggs into the vaccine basket, policy proposals currently being considered in Washington would be an exercise in self-sabotage. Lawmakers are floating ideas that would undermine the very companies that make these pharmaceutical innovations possible. 

The miracle of modern medicine has been on full display amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers need to avoid undermining the very businesses that make these innovations possible. Or else, patients will be paying for the mistake down the road. 

Read the full op-ed in RealClear Policy by Elaine Parker, President of the Job Creators Network Foundation, and Dr. CL Gray, President of Physicians for Reform.