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Mitigating the Inflation Reduction Act’s Adverse Impacts on the Prescription Drug Market
This paper provides three recommendations to steer the potential effects of the IRA toward its goal of improving patient access while encouraging innovation.Posted in
Price Changes Varied Widely Across California Hospital Systems from 2012 through 2018
Researchers compared prices changes within system and nonsystem hospitals in California.Posted in
Federal Regulations of Cannabis for Public Health in the United States
State-level cannabis regulations have weak public health parameters compared to other countries, leaving consumers vulnerable.Posted in
Eliminating Small Marketplace Premiums Could Meaningfully Increase Insurance Coverage
Matthew Fiedler estimate that 404,000 Marketplace enrollees in the states served by HealthCare.gov currently owe a small positive premium (defined as a positive premium of less than 0.5% of the gross premium of the enrollee’s plan, which translates to around $3 per month on average).Posted in
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The FDA Could Do More to Promote Generic Competition: Here’s How
USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative experts focus on three areas of FDA authority that could be refined to better promote generic competition: the Citizen Petition mechanism; the approval of so-called complex generic drugs; and the phenomenon known as “parking” under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
U.S. Consumers Overpay for Generic Drugs
Tactics used by intermediaries in the pharmaceutical distribution system, including pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and insurers, are costing patients, employers and the government billions for what should be inexpensive medicines.
The Economic Case for Federal Investment in COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics Remains Strong
Schaeffer Initiative experts argue that there is a strong economic case for continued federal investment in COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.
Private Equity-Owned Air Ambulance Carriers Get Paid More Money and Are Out-of-Network More Often
In this analysis, we build on that prior work to document differences in allowed amounts, out-of-network prevalence, and the magnitude of potential surprise balance bills across ownership types in the helicopter air ambulance market.
Targeting Affordability in Healthcare: A Review of the Evidence
Health plans have many tools to reduce spending and therefore reduce plan premiums, which can improve the affordability of health insurance.
The 340B Drug Pricing Program: Background, Ongoing Challenges and Recent Developments
The 340B Drug Pricing Program allows eligible healthcare clinics and hospitals (“covered entities”) to purchase outpatient drugs at a 20-50% discount.