Published on FORBES.com | President Donald Trump speaks during an event about prescription drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been almost singularly focused in delivering on the administration’s promises to increase transparency and … [Read more...] about HHS Marches Forward To Enhance Drug Price Transparency
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Grace-Marie frequently contributes articles to Forbes.com as an expert in Healthcare Policy.
Published on FORBES.com | Democrats have been pulling levers for decades to exert greater and greater government control over our health sector. But the more government gets involved, the more dysfunctional the market becomes. The left now contends that the mess can only be solved with a complete government takeover. They believe their moment has come. Americans … [Read more...] about The Left’s Utopian Health Care Promises
Last fall, I wrote in Forbes about U.S. based biotechnology manufacturer Amgen announcing it was slashing the list price of its breakthrough cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha by 60% in an effort to improve access and affordability for patients. Too many patients who had been prescribed the drug were walking away from the pharmacy empty handed because of sticker shock over … [Read more...] about A Closer Look At The Drug Rebate Proposal
The Trump administration is trying in myriad ways to answer demands from consumers for lower prescription drug prices—a topic that got serious attention before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday where top executives of seven major drug companies testified. The president announced his “American Patients First” agenda in May, offering nearly 30 policy recommendations to … [Read more...] about Rebates And Drug Costs: What The New Proposal Would Mean
Puerto Rico’s economy was in distress before the island was slammed by hurricanes Irma and Marie, and it is struggling mightily now to recover. But new tax policies also are needed for this U.S. territory to have a fighting chance at long-term economic recovery. Damage to the island from the hurricanes was overwhelming, destroying homes and crippling businesses already suffering in the … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico’s Crisis Affects Us All