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Medicare Part D open enrollment and what recent changes mean for beneficiaries

By Nicole Longo  |    November 17, 2022
It’s that time of year again: Medicare open enrollment! Seniors and people with disabilities who are newly eligible for Medicare, as well as current Medicare beneficiaries, can select or update their...   Read More

New data show how insurers and middlemen shift Rx costs onto patients

By Brian Newell  |    November 16, 2022
There is only one place in the health care system where middlemen refuse to share negotiated prices with patients, and that’s at the pharmacy counter. A new report reveals how this harmful tactic...   Read More

In their own words: Insured Americans struggle to navigate complex coverage

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 26, 2022
A survey of more than 5,000 Americans conducted with Ipsos found that nearly 40% of insured Americans struggle to understand what their health insurance covers.   Read More

Many seniors are paying more for Part D medicines than their insurer

By Nicole Longo  |    October 18, 2022
For seniors who rely on Medicare Part D, the out-of-pocket costs for medicines can sometimes be a barrier. Insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) continue to shift more and more costs to...   Read More

New comments outline ways to protect patients from health plans and PBMs who profit from patient assistance

By Emilie Signora  |    October 7, 2022
PhRMA submitted comments this week in response to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) proposed rule on the Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities. As outlined in our...   Read More

Busting 3 Myths About Copay Coupons

By Katie Koziara  |    October 5, 2022
Insurer-imposed barriers like high deductibles and coinsurance shift the cost of life-saving care onto patients. Manufacturers and others have stepped forward to assist patients who face high...   Read More

Mental Illness Awareness Week – A time for reflection

By Andrew Powaleny  |    October 3, 2022
Each first week of October, Americans all across the country take time to reflect on an issue which is increasingly recognized as impacting everyone, whether it be directly as it does me, or...   Read More

Navigating the patient experience: Burdens and barriers standing between patients and their care

By Mark Keida  |    September 12, 2022
Health care affordability is not the only hurdle facing patients, according to PhRMA’s third Patient Experience Survey (PES). The latest PES report exposes another crucial problem: the frustration...   Read More

Making coupons count for patients at the pharmacy counter

By Katie Koziara  |    August 25, 2022
Too many patients face high out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines, even when they have insurance.   Read More

Insulin and reconciliation

By Brian Newell  |    August 15, 2022
With Congress sending to the president a partisan reconciliation spending bill, the cost of insulin is receiving greater attention. Numerous proposals have been introduced in recent months aimed at...   Read More

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