PBGH Announcements

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Lisa Zamosky
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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.

August 31, 2021

Final Approval Granted for the Sutter Health Settlement

The settlement agreement achieved in the Sutter Health case, along with the injunctive relief, will have a significant and beneficial economic impact.

August 12, 2021

PBGH Statement on President Biden’s Remarks on Lowering Drug Costs

Addressing health care costs, and in particular the cost of prescription drugs, is an economic issue. Earnings siphoned off by health care costs limit job creation and wage growth, divert investment and cripple competitiveness and innovation.

July 19, 2021

PBGH Statement in Response to CMS Raising Penalties for Hospitals Failing to Make Prices Public

We are very pleased that the Biden administration is signaling its intention to aggressively implement the previous administration’s hospital price transparency rule.

July 15, 2021

Purchaser Business Group on Health Appoints Four New Members to Its Board of Directors

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) has announced the addition of four new board members.

July 9, 2021

PBGH statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

We are exceptionally pleased by the messages in President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.

June 8, 2021

National and Regional Employer Groups Partner in Colorado to Jointly Contract with High-Quality Health Care Providers, Centers of Excellence

PBGH and TCPA will contract directly with centers of excellence for select procedures; physician practices and physician-governed organizations will also be engaged to manage chronic disease, a primary driver of health care costs for employers, more effectively.

April 30, 2021

PBGH Thanks President Biden for Leadership on Drug Costs

President Biden reaffirm his commitment to support legislation to meaningfully bring down the price of prescription drugs in the United States in his speech to a Joint Session of Congress on April 28.

April 30, 2021

Vast Majority of Large Employers Surveyed Say Broader Government Role Will Be Necessary to Control Health Costs and Provide Coverage

Most business leaders favor increased anti-trust enforcement, prohibitions on anti-competitive practices, capping drug and hospital prices in non-competitive markets; a public option and lower medicare eligibility age seen as viable options.