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Medicare Monday: What is CMMI?

By Kelsey Lang  |    June 29, 2015
This week Medicare Monday is looking at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and why it matters to patients. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is a...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on Access to HIV/AIDS Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 24, 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 Mental Health Medicines in Health Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 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 mental...   Read More

3 Reasons Innovation Depends On Strong IP Protections in the TPP

By Tina Stow  |    June 16, 2015
As Congress continues to debate Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), it is important to keep in mind why the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the largest trade deal in history – can and should help...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Why the Independent Payment Advisory Board is Bad For Patients

By Allyson Funk  |    June 15, 2015
The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) – created by the Affordable Care Act – could come between patients and their health care providers. If Medicare growth exceeds a certain target, IPAB...   Read More

New Data on Health Insurance Exchange Plans Shows Cost Sharing Increasing for Some Medicines

By Karyn Schwartz  |    June 11, 2015
One primary reason people buy health insurance is to protect themselves from unpredictable and unaffordable health care costs. But when patients face high coinsurance—meaning they have to pay a...   Read More

Who is Making Decisions About Your Health Care?

By Allyson Funk  |    June 4, 2015
AccessBetterCoverage.org is a great resource for understanding health coverage and the right questions to ask when shopping for coverage. Our Insurance Basics address important topics like 5...   Read More

World Asthma Day: New Hope for Millions with Asthma

By Christian Clymer  |    May 5, 2015
While the 5th of May is most often thought of as Cinco de Mayo, the first Tuesday in May also marks another important day of awareness: World Asthma Day. For more than 24 million Americans living...   Read More

340B Paradox: As the Uninsured Rate Drops, 340B Program Continues to Grow

By Karyn Schwartz  |    April 2, 2015
Recent studies show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reduced the uninsured rate and lowered the amount of uncompensated care that hospitals provide. Paradoxically, these welcome trends are also...   Read More

Which 340B Entities Are Getting Most of the Savings?

By Lori Reilly  |    March 19, 2015
When policymakers think about the 340B program, they often think of the thousands of clinics that depend on the 340B program to help underserved populations. The 340B program requires...   Read More

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