Category: Infographic

Drug of the Week: Ibrance

Health plans and patients are on the same side of cost challenge; we’re the ones paying the high prices of these cancer drugs. It’s time to look at the real consequences of over-the-top drug pricing, which is draining consumers’ pocketbooks and the U.S. health system’s finances. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Infographic

Drug of the Week: How to Justify a 137% Drug Price Hike? Don’t

Over the weekend, the New York Times summed up the current state of drug pricing in its latest editorial – “No Justification for High Drug Prices.” Exhibit A: Check out Diovan, a hypertension drug from Novartis, that is the spotlight medication for our latest Drug of the Week series Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Infographic

Drug of the Week: Pharma Defies Basic Economics

Our Drug of the Week blog series continues with market-defying drug prices. Need examples? Take a look at Lantus, which treats diabetes; Abilify, a medicine for schizophrenia; and arthrisis drug Enbrel. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Infographic

Drug of the week: Spotlight on Gleevec

Our Drug of the Week this time is the leukemia drug Gleevec, which is Exhibit A for what’s wrong with pharmaceutical pricing. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Infographic, Uncategorized

Drug of the Week: Humira

The second installment of our Drug of the Week blog series focuses on Humira, a multibillion-dollar blockbuster drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: See the Impact of Exorbitant Out-of-Network Fees for Patients

Unexpected medical bills can be shocking for patients who seek care from out-of-network providers or specialists. On average, patients saw potential excess charges of 300 percent compared to Medicare’s fee for the same treatment or procedure. These exorbitant charges underscore the value of health plans’ provider networks. Health plans develop provider networks to improve quality and make health care more affordable for consumers. By selectively contracting with credentialed providers, health plans ensure consumers have access to a wide-range of providers [...]

Posted in: AHIP Studies and Reports, Infographic

Drug of the Week: New Treatment for High Cholesterol Brings Big Costs

Today kicks off our new blog series Drug of the Week. Each installment will profile a medical treatment or new drug and its impact on patients and the health system. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: Improved Patient Care, Cost Savings with Medicaid Managed Care

Check out the new infographic below to see the great value that Medicaid Managed Care plans provide for states and the beneficiaries they serve. Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC: High Satisfaction, Better Quality Care with Medicare Advantage

It’s no surprise that seniors give Medicare Advantage high marks. Medicare Advantage plans offers beneficiaries better quality care than fee-for-service Medicare, as illustrated in the infographic below. T Continue reading

Posted in: Fact Check, Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: The cost of prescription drugs then and now

Despite the introduction of new, and in many cases more innovative medical treatments, prescription drugs that have been around for years continue to get more and more expensive. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert, Health Care Costs, Infographic