Tag Archives: Prices

Klobuchar says Obamacare was a missed chance to tackle high drug prices

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Friday that the Obama administration missed the chance to put Big Pharma in its place when it drafted Obamacare. “I would have liked to see this be part of the Affordable Care Act,” Klobuchar said of drug pricing measures in an appearance on CNN. “But it wasn’t, in part because… Read More »

Healthcare prices rose but use fell across US from 2012-16

Dive Brief: Healthcare prices vary widely depending on U.S. location, according to a new interactive report from the Health Care Cost Institute. Despite huge variations between cities and towns, one trend held true: Over the four-year period, the average area saw healthcare prices rise 13% and utilization drop by 17%. Metropolitan areas with high use tended to… Read More »

Drug prices in ads actually hurt consumers

This month, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that would require advertisements for prescription drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid to include the list price of the medicine. To be sure, a free market is dependent on consumers making informed decisions. But this move would provide patients with incomplete, misleading numbers that would muddle… Read More »