Amidst the deluge of impeachment coverage, Speaker Pelosi has announced she will be bringing her aggressive prescription drug pricing bill to a vote in the House on Wednesday. The bill would impose destructive price controls on medicines, levy crushing taxes of 95% on sales if companies that don’t play along, and extend the price controls to private plans. The Council … [Read more...] about Hot topics: Drug prices and surprise bills
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Grace-Marie frequently contributes articles to Forbes.com as an expert in Healthcare Policy.
Hospitals and insurers will howl, but the Trump administration today took a big step toward consumer empowerment with administrative actions designed to increase price transparency for hospital and other medical charges. Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase, who was instrumental in developing the executive order on price transparency issued in June, congratulated the administration for its … [Read more...] about Three Cheers for Transparency
“Before now, Warren’s radical proposal never would have been introduced by someone with a serious shot at becoming president,” Galen Senior Fellow Brian Blase explains in a piece for RealClearPolitics. “But the health care status quo is failing too many Americans. She is right that health care prices are generally too high, that provider consolidation is a serious problem, and … [Read more...] about Medicare For All Would Fail Patients
One item on voters’ short list for congressional action is addressing the growing problem of surprise medical bills. Insured patients should be confident that if they receive care at a facility that is in their health plan’s network or have a medical emergency, they will be responsible only for their share of the plan’s negotiated rates. But all too often, a patient receives a bill … [Read more...] about Surprise Billing Answers
Forbes, October 4, 2019 | In a major health care speech in Florida on October 3, President Trump outlined plans to bring Medicare into the 21 century. This is the best answer so far to Medicare for All by showing the clear contrast between bills that would put all Americans onto one centrally-run government program and efforts to modernize the existing Medicare program. The … [Read more...] about We Are Making Progress