PBGH Announcements

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May 16, 2023

EmsanaRx Forges New Path

Today, the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) announced the equity sale of its majority shares in EmsanaRx, the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) it launched in October 2021 to address the lack of accountability of the PBM industry.

March 1, 2023

Elizabeth Mitchell To Represent Employers On California Board To Lower Health Care Costs

PBGH president and CEO appointed to the Health Care Affordability Board for California’s new Office of Health Care Affordability.

February 22, 2023

Purchaser Business Group on Health Hires Raymond Tsai, M.D. M.S. to Lead Primary Care Strategic Initiative

Dr. Tsai will lead the member organization’s strategic initiative to implement advanced primary care in markets across the country.

December 9, 2022

Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company and EmsanaRx Forge Partnership to Make Lower-Cost Medicines Available to Employers

The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, PBC (Cost Plus Drugs) and EmsanaRx, PBC, the only pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) built by employers, for employers, today announced a collaboration with the launch of EmsanaRx Plus.

September 12, 2022

PBGH Announces Five-Year Plan, Goals to Reduce and Reallocate Health Care Spending in Push for Higher Value Care for its Members

PBGH announced a series of  strategic goals that will guide the organization over the next five years.

September 6, 2022

Two New Directors Elected to the PBGH Board

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), a nonprofit coalition committed to reducing health care costs while improving care quality and equity, welcomes two veteran health care executives to its Board of Directors.

August 22, 2022

PBGH Statement on New Surprise Billing Rule

On August 19, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury released a final rule implementing portions of the No Surprises Act.

August 7, 2022

EmployersRx Statement on Ruling to Exclude Drugs Sold in the Commercial Market from the Inflation Reduction Act

Employers are gravely concerned that changes to the Inflation Reduction Act will result in price increases for working families who get their health insurance through an employer.

August 6, 2022

PBGH Statement on the Parliamentarian’s Decision to Limit Drug Provisions in the Reconciliation Bill to Medicare Only

Review of the drug pricing provisions of the reconciliation package by the parliamentarian today resulted in good news for America’s seniors in that it allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and potentially lower costs for millions of Americans.

July 26, 2022

California Providers and Health Plans Sign Agreement to Expand Investment and Increase Access to Advanced Primary Care

As part of a new multi-stakeholder initiative, six health care organizations serving California have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase investment in and access to ‘advanced primary care.’