Voices of Montana Upcoming Show Calendar

Montana’s Statewide Radio Talk Show …Since 1998

Read the below calendar to see what is coming up on Voices of Montana.

< 2019 >
February 19 - February 25
  • 19

    Update On Veterans Bills From The Legislature (Plus) The Montana Stockgrowers Association Speaking On Grizzlies & Wolves

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 19, 2019

    Brad Molnar, Troy Downing plus a representative with “Wounded Warriors” join us to talk veteran issues plus an update from the Montana Livestock Association.

  • 20

    The Cavalry Group-"Protecting Your Rights To Own Animals From Attacks By Animal Rights Extremists''

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 20, 2019

    Animal owners and animal related businesses are under attack by those who seek to eliminate animal ownership and eliminate animal enterprise in America.

    Powerful, organized interests are using bully tactics or the force of government to push their radical animal rights agenda on law abiding animal owners and animal related businesses.

    Since 2012, The Cavalry Group has been advocating for animal owners and animal related businesses in addition to providing 24/7 access to legal defense to protect the Constitutional and private property rights of law abiding animal owners, animal related businesses, outdoor sportsmen, and animal agriculture interests nationwide against the onslaught of unwarranted search and seizure of their farm or animal enterprise.

  • 21

    The Montana "Law Makers" Report With Legislators, Wendy McKamey, Mike Hopkins, Nancy Balance & Joe Dooling

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 21, 2019

    We will have 4-legislators join us.

    When we get confirmation of guests very soon, we will add to this page.

  • 22

    Montana Department of Revenue & Max Richtman-President & CEO National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 22, 2019

    We get the most up to date information on your state tax returns from Sanjay Telwani from the Montana  Department of Revenue and then, we dive into why prescription drugs are so expensive.

    Max Richtman is President and CEO of the
    National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

  • 23
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  • 25

    Why Are American Consumers Still Paying The Bill For "Research & Development" For Prescription Drugs?

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    February 25, 2019

    Phil Kerpen—president of American Commitment—talks on why foreign price controls force Americans to pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and why we need to break these price controls in trade negotiations!

    According to Kerpin, Americans are justifiably angry that we pay the highest prescription drugs prices in the world – anger President Trump tapped into on the campaign trail.  The disparity exists because other rich countries use price control schemes, forcing American consumers to provide the returns on capital that justify the enormous research and development costs associated with bringing new cures to market;  the rest of the world free-rides on our innovation.

    The good news is that the Trump administration has been aggressive on the trade front in efforts to break foreign price control regimes; the bad news is that the Trump administration is also proposing to actually import foreign price control regimes into the Medicare program by adopting a payment formula that is pegged to foreign prices.

    In its recent report “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) looked at “the impact on medical innovation of the U.S. adopting European-style price controls” and found: “If M4A would entail the same experience with below-market prices as other countries with socialized medicine, it would reduce the world market size and thereby medical innovation, and ultimately mean that future patients would forgo the health gains that would have come from these forgone innovations.”

    It is remarkable that, just days later, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar proposed setting prices for drugs in the Medicare Part B program, which are doctor-administered drugs, with a formula based on foreign price controls.

    That would directly undercut the efforts of the U.S. Trade Representative to combat foreign price controls.  A recent study by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity found that eliminating price controls in OECD countries would result in eight to 13 more drugs coming to market every year by 2030 and raise life expectancy in the United States by 1.1 to 1.6 years.

    The U.S. Commerce Department has found that easing foreign price control regimes could, by increasing research and development of new drugs, result in more competition and lower prices in the domestic U.S. market.

    Doing the opposite – imposing foreign price controls to the domestic market – would have disastrous consequences.

    Join us, as we discuss prescription drug costs for Americans with Phil Kerpin, President of American Commitment.