Tag: Premium Pricing Strategy

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

Greg Walden pursues giving consumers more information on health prices | The Washington Examiner

A top House lawmaker wants consumers to have as much information as possible on what health services such as MRIs, pharmaceuticals, or CT scans cost. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., said Wednesday that he is speaking with colleagues in the Senate on greater price transparency. The remarks come a few days after […]

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Smart health care shoppers are saving money and getting cash awards | Detroit Free Press

Insurers rolled out these cost calculators as more of their customers enrolled in high-deductible health plans that require spending hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket each year before insurance kicks in. It’s still to be determined whether price transparency on its own can substantially slow the rise or even lower the costs of health care, and, by extension, insurance premiums. Early research suggests that […]

CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Innovation To The Diamond Industry | Crypto Daily

CEDEX – Bringing Blockchain Innovation To The Diamond Industry | Crypto Daily

One credible point that cryptocurrency skeptics often make is that there is little need for blockchain technology in most industries. Blockchains like Bitcoin’s are slow and costly to run, so it’s fair to argue that they will likely fail to take hold in industries where they don’t solve significant problems. Diamonds, however, are not one […]

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

Pricer’s Points: The decoy effect: Why you make irrational choices every day (without even knowing it) | Kent Hendricks

The decoy effect describes what happens when, while choosing between two items, a third item is introduced that causes you to switch your preference between the first two items. A few weeks ago, I was at a clothing store trying to decide between two shirts. I liked the way one shirt fit, but I liked […]

Budget, White Paper Provide Insight Into Trump Administration’s Strategy On Drug Pricing | Health Affairs

Budget, White Paper Provide Insight Into Trump Administration’s Strategy On Drug Pricing | Health Affairs

During his first year in office, President Donald Trump spoke often about the problem of high drug prices but took no action on the subject. President Trump’s new budget proposal and a newly released white paper from the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) aim to change that by laying out a strategy for […]

McCain and Baldwin to Trump: Hold pharma’s feet to the fire on drug prices | STAT

McCain and Baldwin to Trump: Hold pharma’s feet to the fire on drug prices | STAT

Frustrated by White House efforts to tackle rising drug prices, a pair of U.S. lawmakers is urging the Trump administration to more squarely focus on drug makers — by backing legislation requiring them to justify their pricing and provide a breakdown of expenses before raising prices on some medicines. In a letter to be sent on […]

States tired of waiting for feds to tackle high drug prices | Washington Examiner

States tired of waiting for feds to tackle high drug prices | Washington Examiner

State legislatures are battling against high drug prices, tired of inaction from the federal government. Last year, states passed more than double the number of laws attacking high drug prices than in 2016, and legislatures show no signs of stopping. States approved 14 laws in 2017 targeting high drug prices through price transparency, compared to […]

GM profit beats estimates on cost-cutting, higher vehicle prices | The Globe and Mail

GM profit beats estimates on cost-cutting, higher vehicle prices | The Globe and Mail

General Motors Co on Tuesday posted better-than-expected quarterly results as cost-cutting and higher vehicle prices offset a double-digit decline in U.S. sales volume and said it expected 2018 would be a strong year globally and in North America, sending its stock up more than 1 per cent. Speaking to reporters, Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens […]

Bipartisan Support For Drug Transparency Bill Raises Hopes of Passage | The Lund Report

Bipartisan Support For Drug Transparency Bill Raises Hopes of Passage | The Lund Report

A scaled back version of a 2017 bill that sought to cap drug costs will instead follow a route successful in California, requiring drug manufacturers to explain big price increases Chris Gray Rep. Rob Nosse, D-Portland, has found bipartisan, bicameral support for legislation to improve the price transparency for pharmaceuticals, giving momentum to passage that […]

Prices of imported phones, LED panels, beauty care products may rise on custom duty hike | The Economic Times

Prices of imported phones, LED panels, beauty care products may rise on custom duty hike | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Experts may say it’s a budget aimed at the upcoming elections, but upwardly mobile urban consumers will have to pay more for almost everything they covet— from cranberry juice and iPhones to sunglasses and lipsticks —due to higher customs duty. Not just the long list of items on which finance minister Arun Jaitley […]