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What they are saying about new hepatitis C cure: “That's actually a great deal”

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    July 17, 2014
Vox’s Sarah Kliff talked to some health economists about the new cure for hepatitis C that has gotten so much attention in recent weeks.  What she heard may surprise you.  Check out her article here:    Read More

Burden on Patients: Looking Ahead

By Allyson Funk  |    July 17, 2014
Without access to essential health care treatments and services, having health insurance coverage is pointless. Being covered should equate to high-quality, affordable health care, but this is not...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Looking Ahead

By Allyson Funk  |    July 17, 2014
Without access to essential health care treatments and services, having health insurance coverage is pointless. Being covered should equate to high-quality, affordable health care, but this is not...   Read More

340B: Keeping a Promise to Patients

By Allyson Funk  |    July 16, 2014
The 340B program was created to help vulnerable and uninsured patients access needed medicines. However, the program continues to grow exponentially without appropriate guardrails, putting it at...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Limiting Access to Necessary Medicines Threatens Hope for Oncology Patients

By Allyson Funk  |    July 15, 2014
In recent years, new cancer treatments have transformed the lives of individuals diagnosed with the devastating disease. Cancer death rates have fallen 20 percent since their peak in 1991, and the...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Prescription Management is Critical for Diabetes Patients

By Allyson Funk  |    July 10, 2014
With nearly more than 29 million people affected by diabetes, it is critical that Americans have access to innovative new medicines to help patients better manage the disease and reduce death...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Access to Asthma Medicine and the Risk of Going Without

By Allyson Funk  |    July 8, 2014
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma is the leading chronic illness among American children and adolescents, with one in 11 children affected by the condition. As a...   Read More

Burden on Patients: One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Treating Multiple Sclerosis Hurts Patients

By Allyson Funk  |    July 2, 2014
Recently, we discussed the obstacles patients face in managing chronic conditions such as mental health disorders, HIV/AIDS and Rheumatoid Arthritis under the Affordable Care Act’s health...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Mental Health Disorders Can Affect Anyone and Health Insurance Exchanges Must Provide Needed Medicines

By Allyson Funk  |    July 1, 2014
Americans with mental health conditions often have to deal with stigmas surrounding their illness and other social barriers that have the potential to limit their access to care. This morning the...   Read More

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