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4 things to think about when choosing your health plan

By Allyson Funk  |    October 28, 2016
Open enrollment is upon us once again. Whether you are picking a plan through your employer or a health insurance marketplace, whether you are getting coverage for the first time or changing to a...   Read More

New Spanish-language resources added to ABCs En Español

By Nicole Longo  |    October 13, 2016
With Hispanic Heritage Month coming to a close, we wanted to highlight two new videos that have been added to our Spanish-language resources microsite, AccessBetterCoverage.org/espanol.   Read More

New Survey: Patients’ share of health care costs continues to grow

By Allyson Funk  |    September 20, 2016
As we’ve highlighted before, a growing body of research continues to raise red flags about the implications of high cost sharing and patients’ ability to access affordable care – even if they have...   Read More

Making drug formulary search tools better for patients

By Rebecca Davison  |    September 7, 2016
There is a real need for patients to have information about out-of-pocket costs and clinical tools being used when it comes to their coverage. A new prescription drug search tool that includes...   Read More

Empowering consumers and improving access to important clinical information

By Allyson Funk  |    August 29, 2016
Even though more Americans are insured than ever before, many are facing insurance barriers that may interfere with a doctor’s prescribed course of treatment and impact their care. We recently...   Read More

What’s driving insurance premium increases? Hint: It’s not prescription drugs

By Allyson Funk  |    August 2, 2016
A new analysis from Avalere Health looks at 2017 proposed health insurance premium increases. As in 2016, insurers’ own data point to outpatient spending as the largest expected driver of premium...   Read More

4 ways to better engage and empower patients

By Allyson Funk  |    July 15, 2016
An informed consumer is an engaged and empowered patient. With the right information, consumers are well equipped to be active participants in making decisions about their health care. But it...   Read More

ICYMI: More attention to adequacy of health insurance coverage

By Allyson Funk  |    July 8, 2016
On AccessBetterCoverage.org, we’ve been highlighting the growing challenges of insurance benefit design and the impact of high deductibles and out-of-pocket costs on patients. Last week in The...   Read More

Burden on patients: Insurance benefit design’s impact on patient access to medicines

By Allyson Funk  |    June 30, 2016
Last week, we looked at access to medicines in health insurance exchanges for HIV/AIDS, oncology, cystic fibrosis, mental health and multiple sclerosis. The analysis by Avalere Health presents...   Read More

Burden on patients: Access to medicines in health insurance exchange plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 23, 2016
Access to prescription medicines is critical to help patients manage their chronic conditions and maximize quality of life. Unfortunately, even with insurance coverage, many patients still...   Read More

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