Innovate Blog


May 1, 2023

Maternity Deserts an Alarming Trend in the U.S.

More than 2.2 million women of childbearing age live in maternity care deserts, affecting nearly 150,000 babies.

April 25, 2023

The Hidden Cost of PBMs in the Health Care Industry

Federal action is essential to curb PBMs’ anti-competitive practices and to require accountability for the industry. 

February 23, 2023

A Vicious Circle: Food Insecurity Both a Cause and Effect of Higher Health Care Costs

More than 34 million people, including nine million children, lack reliable access to enough food to live active, healthy lives.

January 17, 2023

A CFO’s Guide to Health Plan Fiduciary Leadership

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021 mandates employer access to new and critically important insights into the prices they’re paying for employee health care services.

January 4, 2023

4 Key Employer Health Trends for 2023

With the pandemic’s grip finally easing, employers are shifting their focus toward key objectives that can support sustained improvements in health care quality and meaningful reductions in cost.

January 3, 2023

High Health Costs Hurting Employers’ Ability to Hire and Keep Workers

A new survey of U.S. employers underscores the widening damage done by rising health care costs. Nearly 75% of those surveyed say health care expenses are squeezing out salary and wage increases.

December 22, 2022

Top 5 Blogs of 2022

The PBGH Innovate Blog features articles written by PBGH and other experts about PBMs and drug-price reform, health care market consolidation and the high prices it brings, efforts to lower health care costs, expanding access to advanced primary care and more. Here, the top five blogs of 2022.

December 15, 2022

No Surprises Act Facing Continued Pressure from Providers

In the courtroom and in the field, provider interests are continuing their full-court press to undermine elements of the No Surprises Act, federal legislation enacted to shield patients, payers and purchasers from exorbitant and unexpected out-of-network medical bills.

December 14, 2022

Better Data Collection Essential to Understanding and Addressing Health Inequities

The ability to effectively collect a range of data points about patients and the care they receive is essential.

November 17, 2022

Telehealth Waiver for High-Deductible Health Plans Facing Uncertain Future

Without congressional action, employers will be required to charge employees more to access telehealth services, creating a barrier to care.