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Merkley | Americans have been ripped off by drug companies for too long | East Oregonian

Merkley | Americans have been ripped off by drug companies for too long | East Oregonian

Every year, I hold a town hall in every Oregon county. From coast to grasslands, Gorge to high desert, blue to red, there is one consistent issue that Oregonians ask me to address — the price of prescription drugs. Albert, in Linn County, pays $800 per dose for his wife’s immunosuppressant medication. I don’t know […]

Health Care Price Transparency: Reality or Mirage? | Managed Healthcare Executive

Health Care Price Transparency: Reality or Mirage? | Managed Healthcare Executive

On June 24, 2019, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First. The stated goal of the Order is to lower health care costs by providing patients with more cost information, in particular for “shoppable” services (i.e., services provided by numerous providers that patients can […]

Hertz and Avis Double Down on Ridehailing Strategy | Skift

Hertz and Avis Double Down on Ridehailing Strategy | Skift

Car rental companies Hertz and Avis have been investing in technology and alternative services to weather the advent of ridehailing apps. Although the efforts are still in early stages, they show signs of growing success. The Hertz Corporation posted solid results Wednesday for the second quarter of 2019, driven by increased pricing from its three […]

Price Transparency – Again: Eating the Elephant In Little Bites | Forbes

Price Transparency – Again: Eating the Elephant In Little Bites | Forbes

The Trump administration appears bent on helping consumers gain better insight into their healthcare purchases, though painstakingly doing so one small bite at a time. As contemplated in an earlier article, “Why Healthcare Price ‘Transparency’ Is A Myth, And What Consumers Can Do About It”  (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffgorke/2019/01/23/why-healthcare-price-transparency-is-a-myth-and-what-consumers-can-do-about-it/#301c2bb97c3f), I offered that in 2018 the Centers for Medicare […]

Conservatives buck Trump over worries of ‘socialist’ drug pricing | TheHill

Conservatives buck Trump over worries of ‘socialist’ drug pricing | TheHill

Conservatives are growing increasingly uneasy with the Trump administration’s new drug pricing policy. President Trump is desperately seeking an elusive political win in his efforts to lower prescription drug costs, but he faces a hard sell to conservative groups and GOP lawmakers as he touts ideas traditionally favored by Democrats and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie […]

Australia – New Pricing Rules For Electricity Retailers. | Conventus Law

Australia – New Pricing Rules For Electricity Retailers. | Conventus Law

On 1 July 2019, the Electricity Retail Code came into force in New South Wales, South-Eastern Queensland and South Australia introducing a new Default Market Offer (“DMO”) for electricity customers.  At the same time, Victoria introduced its own Victorian Default Offer (“VDO”) for electricity customers together with Deemed Best Offer, Clear Advice Entitlement and GST […]

Amazon Penalizes Sellers That Offer Better Prices on Walmart.com | Fortune

Amazon Penalizes Sellers That Offer Better Prices on Walmart.com | Fortune

Amazon’s determination to offer shoppers the best deals is prompting merchants selling products on its marketplace to raise their prices on competing websites, a testament to the company’s growing influence over the e-commerce market. Amazon constantly scans rivals’ prices to see if they’re lower. When it discovers a product is cheaper on, say, Walmart.com, Amazon […]

China trade war won’t affect Apple pricing | AppleMagazine

China trade war won’t affect Apple pricing | AppleMagazine

Tariffs implemented by the United States won’t impact the pricing of Apple products, according to a report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Thanks to supply chain changes implemented by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple won’t pass on the potential tariffs to customers, with careful pre-planning helping Apple overcome the risks. According to Kuo, Apple […]

Legally Yours ahead of its time with fixed fee and value-based pricing | Centre for Legal Innovation

Legally Yours ahead of its time with fixed fee and value-based pricing | Centre for Legal Innovation

Legally Yours ahead of its time with fixed fee and value-based pricing Karen Finch saw the writing on the wall years ago. That’s why in 2015, she joined, and then became a co-founder of Legally Yours, a venture that is decidedly not a law firm, but an automated online legal marketplace that connects clients to […]

Amazon vs. Target vs. Walmart: A study reveals who has the best prices | Business Insider

Amazon vs. Target vs. Walmart: A study reveals who has the best prices | Business Insider

A recent report from LendEdu compared prices on products across five categories at Target, Amazon, and Walmart to find which one actually offers the lowest prices. The report found that Walmart offers the lowest prices on average, followed by Amazon, then Target, though different retailers reigned supreme in different categories. Below, we break down the report to show you which retailer […]