Regulatory Comment on Healthcare Disintermediation
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The Honorable Joseph J. Simons

Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530


Dear Chairman Simons:

The following comments are…

, National Journal
Political, Legislative Pile-Ups Stall Over-the-Counter Birth Control
Caroline Kitchens

From National Journal:

Ernst and Gardner in separate interviews say they continue to advocate for the bill’s passage. Free-market advocates at the R Street Institute and other groups penned…

, Inside Sources
Birth Control — The Bipartisan Talk Vs. the Bipartisan Walk
Courtney Joslin & Caroline Kitchens

It’s not every day that Texas conservative Sen. Ted Cruz tweets at progressive millennial darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asking to work together on something — especially when that…

Testimony on the Public Costs of Unintended Pregnancies
Courtney Joslin & Kristen Nyman

Testimony from:
Courtney Joslin, Commercial Freedom Fellow, R Street Institute
Kristen Nyman, Government Affairs Specialist, R Street Institute
The Public Costs of Unintended Pregnancies

, The Hill
Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control access face major obstacles
Courtney Joslin

From The Hill:

Courtney Joslin, a commercial freedom fellow for R Street, said progress has been slow going.

“We are working on trying to get some bipartisan support and it is really…

Letter in Support of Ernst-Gardner Over-the-Counter Birth Control Bill
Caroline Kitchens

Dear Senator,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we urge you to support the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act (S. 930), sponsored by Sens. Joni Ernst…

, Inside Sources
Republican Contraceptive Access Bill May be the Most Pro-Woman Bill this Congress
Kristen Nyman & Corinne Day

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the first oral contraceptive. While we’ve come a long way since then, we still have some hurdles to overcome. The emergency contraception known as Plan B…

R Sheet on Pharmacy Access to Contraception in Iowa
Courtney Joslin & Marc Hyden

In the last several years, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed pharmacy access bills, which allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraception to women. These efforts expand the…

Testimony on an Act concerning contraceptives
Courtney Joslin & Kristen Nyman

Testimony from:Courtney Joslin, Commercial Freedom Fellow, R Street InstituteKristen Nyman, Government Affairs Specialist, R Street Institute

Regarding S 845
“AN ACT concerning contraceptives,…

Commentary: Birth control should be as easy to buy as cold medicine
Marc Hyden & Courtney Joslin

As early as 2014, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unintended Pregnancy called counties where underprivileged women do not have reasonable access to state-funded birth control…