Legislation Aims to Tackle Health Care Costs

The Senate Health Committee in May 2019 released a draft bill that aims to reduce health care costs, taking particular aim at the lack of transparency in the system and the scourge of surprise medical bills. The draft legislation is the first serious attempt at addressing the drivers behind costs in a system that is [...]

By | 2019-07-30T11:12:42-07:00 July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

40 States Sue Generic Drug Makers for Collusion

The heat is growing on the pharmaceutical industry after more than 40 US states filed a lawsuit accusing generic drug makers of engaging in a massive price-fixing scheme. The lawsuit accuses 20 companies of conspiring to fix prices of more than 100 generic drugs, including some that are used to treat cancer and diabetes. The [...]

By | 2019-07-23T11:32:16-07:00 July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congress, Administration Serious About Tackling Health Care Costs

As more people struggle with their medical bills, Congress has been introducing a raft of new legislation aimed at cutting costs and making pricing more transparent. The multi-pronged, bipartisan effort targets the lack of transparency in pricing particularly for pharmaceuticals, as well as surprise medical bills that have left many Americans reeling, and there are [...]

By | 2019-07-16T12:24:34-07:00 July 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Most Drugs Inflation Covered in Increased Premiums

Retail prescription drug spending grew 36% over the four-year period ended Dec. 31, 2016, but out-of-pocket spending for health plan enrollees remained steady, according to a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The study, “The Prescription Drug Landscape, Explored,” found that patients are covering the lion’s share of the cost through higher premium outlays, [...]

By | 2019-07-09T11:06:52-07:00 July 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Rule Allows Employers to Pay Workers to Buy Their Own Health Coverage

The Trump administration has issued new rules that would allow employers to provide workers with funds in health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) that can be used to purchase health insurance on the individual market. The rule reverses a long-standing part of the Affordable Care Act that carried hefty fines of up to $36,500 a year per [...]

By | 2019-07-03T13:40:33-07:00 July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments