PBGH Announcements

November 3, 2021

PBGH Statement on New Legislation to Ban Anti-Competitive Practices in Health Care Contracting

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) commends Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Healthy Competition for Better Care Act.

November 2, 2021

EmployersRx Statement on Proposed Drug Cost Provisions in Build Back Better Legislation

The Employers’s Prescription for Affordable Drugs (EmployersRx) coalition applauds the work of congressional leaders to reach agreement regarding prescription drug provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act.

November 2, 2021

National Employer Group Praises Drug Deal Announced Today

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) commends congressional negotiators who struck a landmark deal to reform the prescription drug market.

October 28, 2021

Statement on the New Budget Reconciliation Framework

The Purchaser Business Group on Health is profoundly disappointed that the budget reconciliation framework announced today by President Biden omits any policies to deal with unaffordable prescription drugs.

October 25, 2021

Purchaser Business Group on Health Launches New Company, Emsana Health, to Develop Solutions that Meet the Specific Needs of Large Employers

Frustrated by Unmet Needs and Out-of-Control Costs, National Employer Group Launches a New Company and its First Business Unit, EmsanaRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Built by Employers, for Employers

October 7, 2021

PBGH Hires Three New Executives to Accelerate Improvement in Health Care Quality and Affordability for America’s Largest Employers

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), a nonprofit coalition committed to reducing health care costs while improving care quality and equity, has announced the addition of three veteran executives to accelerate the development of solutions designed to address the needs of health care purchasers and their employees, and to help its member organizations implement those programs.

October 6, 2021

PBGH Strongly Supports the No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule: A Big Win for Consumers and Employers

On Sept. 30, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, released an interim final rule (IFR) implementing the No Surprises Act.

September 30, 2021

Covered California, CalPERS and Purchaser Business Group on Health to Launch Sweeping Quality Improvement Project to Modernize Primary Care for Californians

Covered California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) are partnering to launch a pilot program to promote improvement in primary care which will benefit all Californians.

September 13, 2021

Patients and Employers Agree: Congress Must Allow Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Americans

Patients and employers urge the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees to move forward with H.R. 3, a bill that will empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices on behalf of Americans.

September 7, 2021

EmployersRx: Congress Must Reduce Drug Costs for Everyone

Congressional leaders are currently drafting legislation that would allow the federal government to negotiate the price of high-cost drugs and those newly entering the market.