Tag: Medical Prices

Chart of the Day: Really?

A graph in The Washington Post’s Wonkblog debunks the common and misleading explanation from drugmakers that the cost of developing drugs is why it costs a hundred thousand dollars or more for one treatment. Continue reading

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Bipartisan Support Grows for Repealing the ACA’s Burdensome Health Insurance Tax

There is growing recognition among a bipartisan group of members of Congress as well as business leaders that the health insurance tax hurts consumers and should be repealed. Continue reading

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Finding a solution that ensures affordability, innovation, and access

Patients deserve access to lifesaving medical innovations that hold promise for preventing, treating, and curing diseases. But those innovations shouldn’t come at an enormous price. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Hospital Consolidation and Costs

Concerns are growing over big, powerful hospital networks getting bigger and more powerful, which in turn will hurt competition and choice and increase price. These worries are very real in Connecticut, where one large health system is known as “Jaws,” the Connecticut Mirror reported. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs, Issue Alert

Drug Prices: A Threat to Innovation

New drugs are hitting the market, offering patients additional treatment options. But many experts are concerned that the exorbitant prices of these medications will jeopardize medical innovation as we know it. Continue reading

Posted in: Cost Alert, Health Care Costs

Price Information: An Essential Factor to Drive Health Care Value

Some of the largest health insurers teamed up with HCCI, using their claims data to provide national, state, and local cost estimates for more than 70 common services. Continue reading

Posted in: Health Care Costs

Provider consolidation in the news: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Another headline has warned about the impacts provider consolidation have on health care prices (it makes them go up). Continue reading

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The charts that drugmakers don’t want you to see

Why are patients paying more for health care? Exhibit A: It’s the drug prices, which jumped more than 6 percent in the last year. Continue reading

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Expensive Prescription Drugs, The Big Driver Behind Medicare Spending

The latest monthly budget review from the Congressional Budget Office shows that the soaring costs of new treatments remain one of the leading drivers of rising health care costs. Continue reading

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Study: “This growing trend of diabetes cost is simply unsustainable”

The cost of diabetes care has more than doubled in the past 20 years, mostly driven by the rising price of new drugs, concludes a study recently published in the Diabetes Care journal. Continue reading

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