Innovate Blog


November 18, 2021

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

Large employers and health care purchasers have increasingly begun to take actionable steps to strengthen primary care, the critical precursor to a high-quality, cost-effective health care system.

November 10, 2021

Price Transparency Offers Opportunity to Employers and Purchasers

A landmark federal rule requires the nation’s 6,000 hospitals to make pricing data available publicly. This requirement includes plan-specific negotiated prices, not just the “chargemaster” prices, for every item or service.

October 26, 2021

Congress Must Keep Its Promise to Lower Drug Costs for All Americans

If the reconciliation bill currently being debated in Congress includes Medicare-only drug price limits, the 180 million Americans with private health coverage would be left behind.

October 26, 2021

Seeing Through Pharma’s “Free Market” Façade

Here’s the problem with the drug industry’s top talking point: It’s a lie.

October 4, 2021

Using Primary Care’s Potential to Improve Health Outcomes

Through successive initiatives and in collaboration with a diverse group of committed stakeholders, PBGH has spearheaded efforts to create a blueprint for “advanced primary care.”

September 22, 2021

COVID-19 Offers a Chance to Course Correct the Health Care Industry

The COVID-19 global pandemic and resulting economic slowdown had profound impacts on many sectors, including tourism, aviation, oil, finance and health care.

September 7, 2021

U.S. Employers Sacrificing Competitiveness in the Global Economy

With 60% of Americans getting their health care coverage through their jobs, large and small employers alike are justifiably concerned about rising costs of care.

September 2, 2021

Employers Continue to Lead through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have stepped up to lead, taking the actions necessary to protect their employees and their businesses. And the recent trend of vaccine mandates and incentives is just the latest example of that.

August 23, 2021

Despite Claims, Vertical Integration Isn’t Great for Health Care Consumers or Purchasers

In 2017, pharmacy giant CVS announced it was purchasing insurer Aetna for $69 billion in the largest-ever health care merger.

August 4, 2021

Addressing Market Failure: Lowering Health Care Costs for Americans

The United States is facing a crisis when it comes to health care costs. Prices for lifesaving, necessary care and drugs are simply too high for consumers.