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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

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

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

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

Patients win as West Virginia implements first-in-nation share the savings policy

By Reid Porter  |    July 8, 2022
West Virginia took a big step towards making insurance work like it should last week. As of July 1, thanks to bipartisan state legislation passed and signed by the Governor in 2021, insurers and...   Read More

3 things voters are concerned about when it comes to their health care coverage

By Cynthia Hicks  |    July 7, 2022
A recent Ipsos/PhRMA survey of more than 2,500 registered voters paints a clear picture of health care issues that keep them up at night: insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs. Voters voice...   Read More

Patients support state action requiring PBMs and insurers to share savings and cap costs for medicines

By Stami Williams  |    June 16, 2022
Patient concerns over ever-increasing costs are growing, especially when it comes to their health care. Morning Consult recently conducted a 50-state poll of 20,000 Americans on behalf of PhRMA to...   Read More

New poll shows voters sounding the alarm on health insurance companies and PBMs

By Cynthia Hicks  |    June 6, 2022
Many Americans battle with an illness every day, but unfortunately for some, their illness is not the only battle they face. A recent Morning Consult/PhRMA poll of 2,004 registered voters shows that...   Read More

In comments to federal agency, PhRMA warns of the growing influence of middlemen over patient access and out-of-pocket costs for prescription medicines

By Brian Newell  |    May 31, 2022
In comments submitted to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), PhRMA urged the agency to examine how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) leverage their extraordinary power to maximize profits, often in...   Read More

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