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New poll shows Americans reject Medicare “negotiation” once they learn more about the policy

By Cynthia Hicks  |    October 15, 2021
As the debate in Washington around drug pricing proposals continues to intensify, a new Ipsos/PhRMA poll shows Medicare “negotiation” is not nearly as popular as some might suggest. Survey...   Read More

What is Kaiser Family Foundation up to?

By Brian Newell  |    October 12, 2021
For years, Kaiser Family Foundation (Kaiser) has reminded lawmakers that Americans are opposed to government “negotiation” in drug pricing should it lead to less access to medicines and destroy...   Read More

Industry leaders discuss the impact of the drug pricing debate

By Brian Newell  |    September 23, 2021
This month, PhRMA hosted a media briefing with leaders within the biopharmaceutical industry to discuss the dangers of current proposals on government price setting, while also sharing alternative...   Read More

Five reasons tying VA prices to Medicare Part D misses the mark

By Nicole Longo  |    September 22, 2021
Some members of Congress are considering a government “negotiation” plan that would tie medicine prices in Medicare to those in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This misguided...   Read More

America’s biopharmaceutical companies to Congress: Government “negotiation” is the wrong approach

By Stephen J. Ubl  |    September 15, 2021
Today, PhRMA member companies made public an open letter to Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to abandon old partisan ideas on drug pricing and instead pursue policies that actually address what...   Read More

Recent polling misrepresents public support for Medicare “negotiation”

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 31, 2021
Proponents of government price setting often misrepresent voters’ opinions on support for allowing the federal government to “negotiate” drug prices. This includes recent polling from advocacy...   Read More

What they’re saying: Patient advocates want to protect Medicare from government interference

By Gabby Migliara  |    August 24, 2021
For seniors and people with disabilities, Medicare Parts B and D provide important access to lifesaving medicines. Unfortunately, some in Congress are proposing changes to Medicare under the guise...   Read More

Myth vs. fact: Polling and Medicare “negotiation”

By Tom Wilbur  |    August 12, 2021
As some in Washington consider legislation related to prescription medicines and how to best help Americans manage health care costs, government “negotiation” of prescription medicines within...   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...   Read More

Celebrating Medicare’s 56th anniversary

By Gabby Migliara  |    July 30, 2021
For 56 years, Medicare has helped pay for medical care for Americans over the age of 65, as well as younger Americans with certain medical needs. Today marks Medicare’s anniversary and to...   Read More

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