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Recovery Audit Contractor Program Saves Medicare from Itself

by Allyson Clawson / /

​On June 23rd, our friends at Citizens Against Government Waste hosted a panel discussion about the importance of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program in regard to Medicare. This program is essential to cutting out inefficient methods and money-losing practices of the health care industry.


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Letters 

NTU Urges Opposition to Washington State Alcohol License Fee Hike

by Clark Packard / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and its members in Washington State, I strongly urge you to oppose House Bill 1965. Among other provisions, the bill would, if enacted, impose an additional 11 percent fee for initial and renewal applications fo
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Supreme Court Blocks Draconian Utility MACT Rule

by Nan Swift / /

Today, the Supreme Court sided with the State of Michigan and overturned the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics rule. The regulatory scheme is more commonly referred to as the Utility MACT Rule, short for "Utility Maximum Achie
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: Supreme Court Baffles; TPA Passes

by Douglas Kellogg / /

Everything you need to know from Washington's pre-recess hustle! The Supreme Court weighs in on the Burwell case; Trade Promotion Authority heads to the President's desk; NTU State Affairs Manager Clark Packard on a huge tax hike - Plus, Outrage o
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NTU Thanks Senators for Support of Trade Promotion Authority

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would like to thank all United States Senators who stood up for freer markets and limited government by passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) this afternoon. Expanded international commerce and lower tariffs are crucial to
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Press Release 

National Taxpayers Union Hammers Supreme Court’s “Troubling” Burwell Decision

by Douglas Kellogg / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) expressed great disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to effectively overturn the law of the land as it ruled in favor of the federal government in the King v. Burwell case.
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NTU in the News: Roundup

by Alwyn Lansing / /

Today's roundup: The Salt Lake Tribune discusses a new version of the MFA, NTU President Pete Sepp is on a panel about the Tongass National Forest, and also talks to OneNewsNow about the "taxpayer bill of rights."
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Vote Alert 

NTU Vote Alert: "Yes" on the "Ratepayer Protection Act," H.R. 2042

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 2042, the "Ratepayer Protection Act." This legislation would provide recourse to states and consumers harmed by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Clean Power Plan" rule, which would increase e
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Letters 

Coalition Urges Congress to Repeal Indoor Tanning Excise Tax

by Pete Sepp / /

We, the undersigned organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Americans, urge Congress to repeal the 10 percent excise tax imposed on indoor tanning services established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA). The tax v
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