Tag: Price Increases

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Congress should broaden legislation to curb medical price gouging | TheHill

Washington is taking notice of an important problem: hospital price gouging of unsuspecting patients. The No More Surprise Medical Bills Act of 2018, introduced last month by Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, followed a bill offered earlier this year by six senators, the bipartisan Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills […]

A tale of healthcare transparency | New Hampshire Business Review

A tale of healthcare transparency | New Hampshire Business Review

‘Sticker price’ I tentatively signed up for the procedure, scheduled in two weeks, the Friday before Columbus Day. Then, armed with procedure codes, I proceeded to do my homework. First, I called the cost information number on the urologist’s pre-op literature. I got a message inviting me to leave a voicemail with my procedure number […]

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Rival Disney Plus | Nasdaq

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Rival Disney Plus | Nasdaq

Now that we have quickly reviewed the company’s fourth quarter, it’s time to dive into everything we learned about Disney’s new streaming services from the company’s conference call. First, the media conglomerate announced that it settled on a name: Disney Plus or Disney+ . The company also maintained its late 2019 launch timeline. CEO Bob […]

Dem overtures to Trump on drug pricing worry pharma | TheHill

Dem overtures to Trump on drug pricing worry pharma | TheHill

The Democratic takeover of the House is giving new life to efforts to fight high drug prices with bipartisan action, a worrying prospect for the pharmaceutical industry. It’s a top priority for House Democrats, who now have powers to press the issue and put the drug industry on the hot seat. It’s also an issue […]

Split Congress to Attack Drug Pricing | Pharmaceutical Executive

Split Congress to Attack Drug Pricing | Pharmaceutical Executive

Healthcare was the deciding issue for more than 40 percent of voters in the mid-term elections, setting the stage for action on Capitol Hill to further challenge too-high prescription drug prices. Concerns over access to affordable care helped Democrats take control of the House. And even though Republicans increased their majority in the Senate, they […]

Cryptocurrency Price Prediction: Study Explains Why The Price Of Cryptocurrencies Are Propping Up | Cryptocurrency News Today

Cryptocurrency Price Prediction: Study Explains Why The Price Of Cryptocurrencies Are Propping Up | Cryptocurrency News Today

According a new study, the cryptocurrency market is contentious because it is largely influenced by belief heterogeneity. However, even if personal sentiments and discord are great influencers, they aren’t enough to keep the industry going indefinitely. This is according to a research conducted by a finance lecturer, Wang Chun Wei PhD in the University of […]

Disney World changes ticket prices and how to buy them | myAJC

Disney World changes ticket prices and how to buy them | myAJC

Walt Disney World is changing its ticket structure by moving to date-based pricing that reflects the expected demand on specific days. It’s also introducing a new platform on which to make those purchases. The changes and additions, including the price to enter the parks, kick in Oct. 16. At that time, a one-day, one-park ticket […]

Use of personal data to ‘rip off’ online shoppers sparks inquiry | The Guardian

Use of personal data to ‘rip off’ online shoppers sparks inquiry | The Guardian

The government is launching an inquiry into the use of personal data to set individual prices for holidays, cars and household goods, amid rising fears of a consumer rip-off. The research, supported by the competition watchdog, will explore the prevalence of “dynamic pricing” based on information gathered about an individual, such as location, marital status, […]

Apple Stock Is Tumbling as Analysts Fret About Emerging Markets and Less Transparency – Barron’s

Apple Stock Is Tumbling as Analysts Fret About Emerging Markets and Less Transparency – Barron’s

Wall Street is getting more concerned economic weakness in emerging-market countries will hurt Apple (AAPL). On Thursday, Apple posted fiscal fourth-quarter earnings per share of $2.91 on revenue of $62.9 billion, topping consensus estimates for EPS of $2.78 on revenue of $61.46 billion, according to FactSet. But the midpoint of the company’s guidance for the […]

Tale of 2 CEOs: Merck chief treads carefully on pricing, while Pfizer’s Read predicts more hikes | FiercePharma

Tale of 2 CEOs: Merck chief treads carefully on pricing, while Pfizer’s Read predicts more hikes | FiercePharma

Two Big Pharma CEOs have sounded off on drug pricing, and what a difference between the two. Merck’s Ken Frazier stayed in safe territory with his barbs against rebates, but Pfizer’s Ian Read touched off controversy by predicting a return to price hikes. During separate sets of remarks this week, Frazier took a line that’s […]