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The State of the Union for Prescription Drug Prices

Health Populi

voters’ priorities, across political party – prescription drug prices. voters in 2020 quite like supporting Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, shown by the October 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. Few issues unite U.S.

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CipherHealth Launches Medication Affordability Program to Improve Patient Adherence with Health Systems

HIT Consultant

Prescription drug prices in the US are higher than in any other industrialized nation in the world. Many patients, despite having health insurance, are still unable to afford their medications,” said CipherHealth Chief Executive Officer Jake Pyles.

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A Health Consumer Bill of Rights: Assuring Affordability, Access, Autonomy, and Equity

Health Populi

NABIP, whose members represent professionals in the health insurance benefits industry, drafted and adopted a new American Healthcare Consumer Bill of Rights launched at the meeting. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Is there an American Civil Right for health care?

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Having Health Insurance Is a Social Determinant of Health: the implications of growing uninsured in the U.S.

Health Populi

2017 reversed advancements in health insurance coverage increases since the advent of the Affordable Care Act, and for the first time since 2014 no states’ uninsured rates fell. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s insightful and correct that Gallup posts this survey on the uninsured under the tab, “Well-Being.”

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Wasted: $1 of Every $4 Spent on Health Care In America

Health Populi

More savings would accrue through the quicker adoption of value-based payment models, the authors assert, where clinicians take on financial risk for managing population health. Pricing failure, the second big waste factor, is predominantly challenged by pharmaceutical/prescription drug pricing based on this research.

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Vendor Notebook: new tools and acquisitions from OptumRx, ScionHealth, others

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

OptumRx launched Price Edge, a tool that compares pricing for traditional generic drugs to ensure members get the lowest prescription drug prices. It's a new year, and healthcare technology vendors are rolling out their latest innovations, market approvals, acquisitions and staffing shake-ups.

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The Health Consumer in 2024 – The Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

As medical bills rise, overall health declines we learned from the 2023 PayMedix report, Healthcare Payments and Financial Disparities Study. And this is financial stress felt among patients who were covered by health insurance – not the uninsured per se.