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Kamala Harris Takes Aim at ‘Price-Gouging’ Drug Companies | The Fiscal Times

Kamala Harris Takes Aim at ‘Price-Gouging’ Drug Companies | The Fiscal Times

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) rolled out a proposal Tuesday to lower drug prices by cracking down on pharmaceutical firms. The plan is similar to proposals from both fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and President Trump, which would empower the federal government to set reimbursement levels for some drugs. Under Harris’s proposal, […]

Texas now boasts the nation’s strongest laws to shield patients from surprise bills | TribTalk

Texas now boasts the nation’s strongest laws to shield patients from surprise bills | TribTalk

Sweeping legislation that will help protect thousands of Texans from the calamity of surprise bills and price-gouging associated with freestanding emergency rooms (FSERs) was a high point of the 86th Texas Legislative session. With the stroke of his pen, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law some of the strongest patient protection laws in the nation […]

Congress is Trump’s best hope for drug pricing action | Roll Call

Congress is Trump’s best hope for drug pricing action | Roll Call

An upcoming Senate bill is the Trump administration’s best hope for a significant achievement before next year’s election to lower prescription drug prices, but a lot still needs to go right for anything to become law. Despite the overwhelming desire for action, there are still policy gulfs between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, and […]

New Medicare Part D ‘Ski Slope’ shows seniors’ wild drug pricing ride | 46brooklyn Research

New Medicare Part D ‘Ski Slope’ shows seniors’ wild drug pricing ride | 46brooklyn Research

If you’ve read any of our work at 46brooklyn Research, you probably already know that much of our focus has been centered on the study of Medicaid drug pricing data. Why? Simply because it’s readily available at a granular enough level where we can tease out some interesting findings that help demonstrate the complexity and […]

Medicare price lookup tool good model for private market | Fox Business

Medicare price lookup tool good model for private market | Fox Business

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Price Controls Best Way to Cut Health Costs, Economists Say | Medpage Today

Price Controls Best Way to Cut Health Costs, Economists Say | Medpage Today

WASHINGTON — Are price controls really the best solution to lower healthcare costs? “I’m a card-carrying economist — my card may be revoked, [but] I’ll just say ‘Yes,’” said Dan Polsky, PhD, professor of health economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, speaking Monday at an event on U.S. health spending sponsored by the Robert […]

A last-minute ruling means TV ads won’t list drug prices as planned | Marketplace

A last-minute ruling means TV ads won’t list drug prices as planned | Marketplace

If you watch television these days, you’ve seen drug advertisements. They tend to feature happy people doing happy, normal things, thanks to a new drug (often, while a litany of side-effects plays in the background). At midnight last night, those commercials were supposed to change. A new rule was scheduled to kick in that would […]

Price Transparency Can Improve Ambulance Rides and Save You Money | IWF

Price Transparency Can Improve Ambulance Rides and Save You Money | IWF

No one wants to find themselves dialing 911. Unfortunately, life takes unexpected turns and having emergency responders is something to be thankful for. That being said, ambulance rides are notoriously expensive, and not always medically necessary. Because specific internal paperwork, third-party preferences in hospital, and lack of competition, people in emergency situations are often left […]

Trump’s healthcare executive order is a win for everyday Americans | Washington Examiner

Trump’s healthcare executive order is a win for everyday Americans | Washington Examiner

In late June, President Trump signed an executive order that aims to make healthcare prices more transparent. The order calls on the Secretary of Health and Human Services to propose rules that would require hospitals to publicly post standard prices for medical care in an “easy-to-understand, consumer-friendly” format that will “allow patients to compare prices […]

Donald Trump says ‘favored-nations clause’ on drug prices is on its way | UPI

Donald Trump says ‘favored-nations clause’ on drug prices is on its way | UPI

July 5 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration intends to announce a plan to decrease prescription drug costs based on the lowest price other countries pay. He called it a “favored-nations clause.” “As you know, for years and years, other nations paid less for drugs than we do,” he told reporters […]