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New non-discrimination rule neglects to define discriminatory benefits

By Karyn Schwartz  |    May 19, 2016
In a final rule released late last week, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights declined to provide details on health insurance benefit designs it considers to be...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on access to rheumatoid arthritis medicines in health exchange plans

By Allyson Funk  |    December 18, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to...   Read More

340B Spotlight: New study raises questions about whether non-profit hospitals are meeting charity care requirements in Affordable Care Act

By Karyn Schwartz  |    November 19, 2015
New data published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that many non-profit hospitals are not meeting charity care requirements in the Affordable Care Act. These requirements were...   Read More

Impact of deductibles in health plans

By Rebecca Davison  |    November 18, 2015
We’ve seen reports on the use of high deductibles that include prescription drugs in health insurance exchange plans and the burden they put on patients. A recent IMS Health report, Emergence and...   Read More

ICYMI: Regulators urge broader health networks

By Allyson Funk  |    November 12, 2015
In case you missed it, a recent story in The New York Times discussed new efforts to address complaints about limited access to doctors and hospitals in certain health insurance exchange plans,...   Read More

Insurance coverage 101

By Allyson Funk  |    October 30, 2015
When it comes to health insurance, you have probably heard terms like deductible, copay or coinsurance thrown around. What does it all mean? Cutting through the clutter of health insurance can be...   Read More

ICYMI: Higher out-of-pocket costs in health insurance exchange plans compared to employer plans for patients managing chronic conditions

By Rachel Licata  |    October 7, 2015
A recent study published in Health Affairs took a look at estimated out-of-pocket expenses for individuals living with chronic conditions if they switched from average employer-sponsored plans to...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Diabetes Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    August 27, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to Asthma Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    August 13, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to asthma...   Read More

Burden on Patients: Questions on Access to Cancer Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    July 14, 2015
Patients, especially those suffering from chronic conditions, deserve access to the medicines they need to live longer, healthier lives. Today, PhRMA released a new fact sheet on access to...   Read More

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