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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 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

Burden on Patients: Access to Medicines in Exchange Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    June 17, 2015
Access to prescription medicines is a critical component of health care coverage, particularly for patients living with and managing chronic conditions. In the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting...   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

What You Need to Know about the New Kaiser Poll

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    April 22, 2015
Spending on retail prescription medicines has consistently accounted for just 10 percent of health care spending, even though biopharmaceutical companies have brought more than 500 medicines to...   Read More

ICYMI: New Study Underscores Access Challenges in Essential Health Benefit Plans

By Allyson Funk  |    March 6, 2015
In the latest analysis of barriers patients face to accessing needed medicines in exchange plans, a new study published in Health Affairs found “on average…exchange plans had…higher deductibles...   Read More

Week in Review: Vaccine Myth Busters Edition

By Christian Clymer  |    February 13, 2015
The internet provides us with a wealth of information right at our fingertips, but it’s important to be mindful of misinformation, especially as it pertains to your health. With myths and facts...   Read More

Health Insurance Exchange Plans Increasingly Putting Needed Medicines Out of Reach

By Allyson Funk  |    February 11, 2015
Last year, PhRMA was joined by patient groups to highlight an analysis that found a majority of plans in health insurance exchanges required relatively high cost sharing for all medicines in at...   Read More

New Analysis: Midyear Formulary Changes in Marketplace Plans Can Significantly Reduce Access to Needed Medications for Patients

By Karyn Schwartz  |    February 5, 2015
Did you know health insurance exchange plans are allowed to drop coverage of medications from their formularies midyear? Early evidence indicates that some health insurance exchange or marketplace...   Read More

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