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November 21, 2021

Cap on drug price hikes for privately insured sparks battle

Workers and families with private health insurance would reap savings on prescription drugs from a little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden’s sweeping social agenda bill. It’s meant to break the cycle of annual price increases for widely used medicines.

November 15, 2021

Employers Eye Shifting Health Care Needs During Pandemic

Health care costs rise every year, but the nation’s biggest employers still see insurance coverage as an important benefit to provide.

November 4, 2021

New bill aims to clamp down on hospital anti-competition tactics like ‘all-or-nothing’ contracts

New bipartisan legislation aims to outlaw several practices employed by hospitals critics say harm competition, including requirements for payers to contract with affiliated providers.

October 25, 2021

Mark Cuban-Owned Company Launches Pharmacy-Benefit Manager

A pair of new companies are being launched to tackle high drug costs, the latest sign of employer frustration with the middlemen, known as PBMs, whose job it is to keep down the spending.

April 28, 2021

Employers, payers seek transparent pharmacy benefit models

More employers and health care payers are carving out their pharmacy benefit management as they seek more transparency.

April 16, 2021

Payers, providers clash over telehealth reimbursement as Congress mulls changes

As members of Congress decide how to expand access to telehealth after the pandemic, one of the biggest questions has centered around how much Medicare providers should be paid for virtual care.

March 26, 2021

Building back better requires strengthening primary care

Many on the frontlines are not just tired but are also in precarious financial straits and lack the resources to “build back better.”

March 23, 2021

Drugmakers prepare for the unusual: A defeat in Washington

Democrats’ next big bill could include drug price negotiations and other industry curbs. Pharma may not be able to fight it off this time.

March 15, 2021

How COVID-19 Transformed the Telehealth Industry

Under unprecedented economic pressures due to the pandemic large employers are looking for new ways to buy the best quality health care for their employees.

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March 1, 2021

Congressional Democrats Gear Up for Public Option Debate in Next Legislative Package

“I have no doubt that it’s going to be a pretty epic fight.”