Coalition Against Socialized Medicine Statement on H.R. 1425

ALEXANDRIA, VA, ‪June 29, 2020 – The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine (CASM), a broad coalition of leading conservative and free-market groups such as the American Conservative Union, Heritage Action, FreedomWorks, the National Taxpayers Union, Club for Growth, Citizens Against Government Waste, American Commitment, and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, has issued the following statement on H.R 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, attributable to CASM Executive Director Marc Palazzo (

“Yet again, all roads seem to lead to socialism for far-left liberals in Congress. H.R. 1425 is a price control bill, plain and simple, that will threaten access to cures, smother innovation and jeopardize our nation’s rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Price controls have not worked abroad, and they will not work here. Imposing foreign, socialist price controls on America’s healthcare system would bring the same harms to patients that we have seen in countless foreign countries and would discourage the scientific research that produces transformative, life-saving medications—the same research necessary to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. As Americans wait for their lives to return to normal with the development of a vaccine, Nancy Pelosi and liberals in Congress are targeting an industry every American is counting on for a cure.”