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Katie Koziara

Katie Koziara is a director of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on the organization’s executive visibility work and media relations strategy. She previously ran the social media strategy for a D.C.-based non-profit working on federal management and leadership issues. Katie earned her B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School and is currently earning her M.A. in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Posts

Annual projections from NHE compared to actual health care spending

By Katie Koziara  |    May 5, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released their National Health Expenditure (NHE) projections of health care spending in the United States through 2030. While these data...   Read More

Innovative contracts continue to gain traction and improve quality of care

By Katie Koziara  |    May 2, 2022
Innovative contracts can help bring more value to patients and the health care system. These types of payment arrangements can include:   Read More

What’s really happening when it comes to prescription drug costs

By Katie Koziara  |    April 27, 2022
New data show how robust competition continues to keep national spending on life-saving medicines in check, even as new innovative treatments reach patients. According to the latest report by the...   Read More

Sharing rebates can save Americans with diabetes $500 each year and improve adherence, especially for Black and Hispanic Americans

By Katie Koziara  |    March 16, 2022
A new study by GlobalData looked at brand oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs) and found that sharing negotiated rebates with patients in commercial health plans at the pharmacy counter can help lower...   Read More

New NHE data show the true picture of health care spending

By Katie Koziara  |    December 22, 2021
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released National Health Expenditures (NHE) data that show net prices for retail prescription medicines declined, on average, by 0.1% in...   Read More

New data show insurers and PBMs increase barriers to care

By Katie Koziara  |    December 2, 2021
New data show insurers and middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are making it harder for patients to get the medicines they need.   Read More

Four things to know from IQVIAs latest report

By Katie Koziara  |    October 29, 2021
As the debate in Washington continues on drug pricing, it’s important that policymakers take into account what is actually happening in the market for medicines. Here are four things about medicine...   Read More

New report shows 3 in 10 Americans that have insurance still face a financial barrier to care

By Katie Koziara  |    October 7, 2021
Today, we released the results in the first report in a series on patient experiences with the health care system. The report, titled “Barriers to Health Care Access in the Patient Experience,”...   Read More

ICYMI: Event spotlights how we can make Medicare work better for patients

By Katie Koziara  |    August 4, 2021
Last month, PhRMA sponsored “Making Medicare Work Better for Patients,” an event hosted by The Hill. During the event, policymakers, patient advocates and biopharmaceutical leaders spoke about how we...   Read More

Out-of-pocket trends in Medicare Part D show rising costs for seniors

By Katie Koziara  |    May 24, 2021
A new study based on IQVIA data shows alarming trends in rising out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines among Medicare Part D beneficiaries with serious and complex conditions like cancer, HIV and...   Read More

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