PBGH Announcements

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July 1, 2020

PBGH urges Congress to protect consumers against surprise billing

PBGH joined 48 diverse business groups in signing onto a letter sent to Congressional Leadership urging Congress to include protections against surprise medical billing in the next COVID-19 package.  Read the letter here. 

June 19, 2020

Elizabeth Mitchell testified before 6/18 Senate HELP Committee

Read and listen to PBGH President and CEO Elizabeth Mitchell’s testimony before the U.S. Senate HELP Committee on June 18th and hear her share how care should and can be high quality and affordable.

May 8, 2020

PBGH Issues statement on Gilead announcement on the price of Remdesivir

The Pacific Business Group on Health has serious concerns with the price that Gilead has announced for remdesivir, a drug that reduces COVID-19 patients’ recovery time.  Read the statement here.

May 6, 2020

Poll: Large Employers Consider a Range of Methods to Safely Return Employees to Work Post COVID-19

Most major employers are embracing social distancing and other measures to safely bring employees back to work amid the new normal imposed by COVID-19, a recent Pacific Business Group on Health poll showed. See the results here.

April 26, 2020

PBGH issues statement on the passage of the CARES Act – COVID-19 Response Package

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (S. 3548; H.R. 748), passed by Congress and signed into law today, is a very important step in the right direction at addressing the immediate needs of businesses and individuals. In this policy statement, PBGH calls on Congress and the Administration as it develops the next anticipated COVID-19 package to include the following provisions.

April 17, 2020

PBGH urges Secretary Azar to protect primary care practices

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the Pacific Business Group on Health calls on the Trump administration to address the urgent need to protect and strengthen independent primary care practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 16, 2020

Protecting Primary Care in California During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Pacific Business Group on Health, as part of a coalition of physicians, consumer and business leaders, is calling on California state legislators to protect the very foundation of our health care system by supporting independent primary care providers vulnerable to the huge economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 16, 2020

PBGH Announces Shawn Gremminger as Director, Health Policy

Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) is pleased to announce Shawn Gremminger as Director, Health Policy beginning on March 16, 2020.

February 24, 2020

Employers Support Bipartisan Bill to Increase Drug Price Transparency and Reduce Gaming by Middlemen

Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs (EmployersRx) has announced its support of H.R. 5304, the “PBM Transparency and Prescription Drug Costs Act.” This bipartisan legislation will markedly lower private health insurance premiums and increase competition in the marketplace, according to a July 2019 report from the Congressional Budget Office.

February 7, 2020

Statement of Record for House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

Chairman Doggett, Ranking Member Nunes, and members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to provide a written statement for today’s hearing on behalf of the Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs (EmployersRx), a coalition of employers united in advocacy to drive down the cost of prescription drugs—one of the biggest challenges in health care.