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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

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

Medicare Monday: Open enrollment ends today

By Andrew Powaleny  |    December 7, 2015
Medicare’s open enrollment ends today, December 7, 2015. That means today is the last day for seniors and people living with disabilities to shop around and change their coverage for next year. ...   Read More

Burden on Patients: 5 Questions on access to multiple sclerosis medicines in health exchange plans

By Allyson Funk  |    December 4, 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

Medicare Monday: The importance of shopping around for your Part D plan this Thanksgiving

By Ashley Flint  |    November 23, 2015
We’ve spent some time talking about the importance of shopping around during Part D open enrollment, which is currently underway until December 7th, 2015. Existing Part D plan coverage and...   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

5 Things to consider when choosing your health coverage

By Allyson Funk  |    November 3, 2015
Choosing a health insurance plan can feel like an overwhelming task and making sure you understand your coverage and out-of-pocket costs is important to ensure you can access the services and...   Read More

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