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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

The ABCs (and Ds) of Medicare

By Gabby Migliara  |    May 13, 2021
For nearly 60 years, Medicare has helped pay for medical care for Americans over the age of 65, as well as younger Americans with certain medical needs. Medicare has many different programs, all...   Read More

New analysis finds stark difference in coverage of breast cancer medicines for seniors in the United States and England

By Nicole Longo  |    December 10, 2020
In the United States, seniors and people with disabilities enjoy broad coverage of physician-administered medicines under Medicare Part B because the program relies on market competition to...   Read More

No matter how you look at it, the Most Favored Nation rule is bad policy

By Nicole Longo  |    December 1, 2020
Last month, the administration released the “Most Favored Nation” (MFN) rule, which allows foreign governments to decide the value of Part B medicines, while also likely limiting seniors’ access...   Read More

PhRMA submits comments to CMS on policy changes for in-home care under Part B during COVID-19

By Nicole Longo  |    May 6, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of disruptions in our health care system, one of which is the ability for seniors to access their infused or injected Part B medicines normally...   Read More

Three reasons the Administration should abandon its International Pricing Index proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    January 31, 2020
According to the Council of Economic Advisers, “Heavy-handed government intervention may reduce drug prices in the short term, but these savings are not worth the long-term cost of American...   Read More

New analysis: Government intervention in Part B threatens patient access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    August 19, 2019
A new analysis from Avalere looked at how access to medicines in Part B may be impacted if the government only covered a certain list of medicines, an approach known as applying a national...   Read More

Setting the record straight on international reference pricing

By Kevin Haninger  |    July 16, 2019
There’s been a lot of talk in Washington about how to help patients better access and afford their medicines. These are important discussions that will hopefully result in real affordability...   Read More

No matter how you structure it, government arbitration is wrong for Medicare drug coverage

By Nicole Longo  |    June 27, 2019
Despite concerns from a broad group of stakeholders, some in Washington continue to push for imposing government arbitration on Medicare drug coverage to set the price of a medicine....   Read More

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