A Surgical Approach To High Prescription Drug Prices

President Trump’s plan to lower prescription drug costs uses a surgeon’s scalpel to address a range of issues, offering nearly 30 policy recommendations to modernize payment policies, weed out counter-productive regulations, improve price transparency, and expand competitive price negotiations. The plan reflects the complexity of the industry and the regulatory system that governs government approval...

Rescuing seniors and Part D from Congress

President Trump delivered a major speech to describe steps his administration is taking to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Congress should be called on to fix two problems with the federal government’s largest prescription drug program: Medicare Part D. That program has made prescription medicines more affordable for millions of seniors, offering...

Health Policy Consensus Group Calls For Renewability Of Short-Term Health Plan

Thirty-nine health policy experts and representatives of a broad cross-section of organizations joined in signing a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding its proposed rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance. They argue that the Obama administration exerted “regulatory overreach” in limiting the sale of short-term policies to 90 days and prohibiting...

Resetting the Scoreboard: Why CBO Should Abandon Its Flawed Analysis of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

One of the impediments to repealing and replacing Obamacare has been a belief by the Congressional Budget Office that substantial federal savings will be achieved by innovative demonstration projects in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program called for under the law. The CBO bases this conclusion about these savings not on analyses...

Biosimilar Drugs Offer Promise For Drug Price Savings, But Risks Remain

The issue of prescription drug prices continues to top the list of public concerns about health costs, and Congress and the administration are floating possible policy solutions. Solutions to this complex problem will be most effective if they are targeted and geared toward encouraging rather than undermining competition and innovation in the vibrant 21st...