Striking down weak patents protects patients

In some cases, explosive drug prices are the result of drugmakers’ patent schemes that financially distress consumers and limit their treatment options. That is why a recent proposal to exempt pharmaceutical companies from a key consumer protection would leave families across the country even more hostage to egregious pharmaceutical prices. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Letters, Cost Alert

Taking Steps to Make Coverage Affordable

There are two things Congress can do now to support affordability in health care coverage: allow states to maintain their current small-group market and repeal the health insurance tax. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

New Data Brief on Hospital Consolidation and Premiums

The growing body of evidence that hospital consolidation and higher premiums go hand-in-hand has yet another entry. A new AHIP data brief finds that as hospital consolidation increases, so too do premiums. Continue reading

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Health Care Costs

Hill Briefing Examines the Truth About Premiums

Influential factors that go into premiums took center stage this afternoon at a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by centrist think tank Third Way. The panelists all emphasized the fact that proposed premiums vary greatly; and therefore, it’s crucial to consider the full picture when looking at changes in premiums. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert, On The Hill

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation in the House and Senate. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

Check out the latest health care-related legislation introduced in the House and Senate. Continue reading

Posted in: On The Hill

Rx News Roundup: Lower Prices and More Transparency

Leading oncologists are challenging exorbitant drug prices and making headlines this week by unveiling new tools aimed at driving value in cancer care. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Studies, experts agree: Provider consolidation drives up the cost of care

Here’s where it’s important to understand that insurance premiums track the underlying cost of medical care, like the cost of doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and prescription medications. So as the costs of medical care increase, so do premiums. One explanation for increases in hospital prices is consolidation among hospitals and other providers. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert

The Effort to #RepealtheHIT Makes Waves on Social Media

Nationwide, efforts to repeal the burdensome health insurance tax are growing stronger than ever. Continue reading

Posted in: Issue Alert, Uncategorized