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New poll of all 50 states and 435 Congressional Districts shows perils of so-called Medicare “negotiation”

By Cynthia Hicks  |    January 25, 2022
A new large-scale survey of 20,000 Americans covering all states and Congressional districts shows a majority find health care coverage costs unreasonable and a top priority health care issue for...   Read More

Navigating the patient experience in the time of COVID-19

By Cynthia Hicks  |    December 6, 2021
According to our inaugural Patient Experience Survey, the pandemic has created new access and affordability barriers to care, exacerbating the health care concerns of Americans and their families.   Read More

Insurance design barriers can impact patient adherence and can lead to poor health outcomes

By Cynthia Hicks  |    November 23, 2021
According to our inaugural Patient Experience Survey (PES), insurance design can jeopardize patients’ health due to access barriers to medicines.     Read More

ICYMI: PhRMA CEO speaks at STAT Summit about government price setting

By Andrew Powaleny  |    November 19, 2021
As part of the annual STAT Summit, PhRMA President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl recently spoke with STAT’s Matthew Herper to discuss the many unintended consequences expected from the latest drug...   Read More

Three things to know about so-called Medicare negotiation polling

By Tom Wilbur  |    November 18, 2021
As policymakers continue to push partisan drug pricing proposals, several polls misrepresenting voter opinion have been circulated to try and justify these flawed policies. These polls fail to...   Read More

The patient experience: Insurance design hurdles lead to access issues for too many Americans, including communities of color and the chronically ill.

By Mark Keida  |    October 28, 2021
3 in 10 insured Americans still face a financial barrier to care and some of the most vulnerable patients are also those more likely to experience barriers in accessing their care, according to...   Read More

The patient experience: Out-of-pocket costs are driving patients affordability and access challenges

By Cynthia Hicks  |    October 19, 2021
For too many Americans, simply having health insurance isn’t enough to afford and access the care they need. Our inaugural Patient Experience Survey (PES) reveals how rising out-of-pocket costs...   Read More

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

New report shows 3 in 10 Americans that have insurance still face a financial barrier to care

By Katie Koziara  |    October 7, 2021
Today, we released the results in the first report in a series on patient experiences with the health care system. The report, titled “Barriers to Health Care Access in the Patient Experience,”...   Read More

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