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When coverage does not equal access to care

By Karyn Schwartz  |    February 19, 2016
Building on recent stories about the challenges even those with insurance are facing, new data show some consumers have no choice but to pay up to thousands of dollars out of pocket before their...   Read More

Do you know how insurance covers your medicines?

By Allyson Funk  |    January 14, 2016
You’ve seen our check lists of questions to ask about your insurance coverage and how to make sure your medicines are covered, but do you know how (and if) your insurance plan covers your...   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

Who is pushing for price controls? The answer may surprise you

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    August 24, 2015
Progress in medical innovation over the past few years has been nothing short of remarkable. A once incurable disease – hepatitis C – now has cure rates above 90 percent. Patients previously...   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

ICYMI: New Commonwealth Fund Study Shows Health Insurance Does Not Always Translate to Affordable Care

By Allyson Funk  |    May 21, 2015
A new survey from the Commonwealth Fund found nearly a quarter of 19-to-64-year-old Americans with health insurance last year—approximately 31 million people—were considered “underinsured.”...   Read More

What They Aren’t Telling You About Medicine Prices

By Holly Campbell  |    May 6, 2015
Recent cries from Bloomberg and The New York Times of “skyrocketing” medicine prices make for great headlines.  But what’s not being talked about is that these claims are based solely on the list...   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

Patient Profile: Out-of-Pocket Cost Burden for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient

By Allyson Funk  |    April 9, 2015
Last month, we walked through how managing chronic myeloid leukemia with a health insurance exchange plan can leave patients with burdensome out-of-pocket costs and put patients’ access to...   Read More

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