PhRMA, a Big Pharma lobbying group, released an advertising touting that drug prices were not fueling inflation. To prove it, they produce the graphic below.
100 million Americans, insured or not, are saddled with medical debt, a recent survey by Kaiser Family Foundation established.
US brand drug prices highest of developed countries despite clouds of smoke from big pharma and the pbm oligopoly.
Care2Care International supports the Brussels Principles on the Sales of Medicines over the Internet, an initiative of the New-York based, non-profit organization, the Prescription Justice Institute.
Health Benefits Strategy: Opportunities & Risks for the C-Suite.
People interested in healthcare policy or insurance may remember this title from the late Uwe Reinhardt, a Princeton professor in Economy and expert in healthcare policy: ”it’s the prices, stupid!”, in reference to Bill Clinton’s campaign slogan: “it’s the economy, stupid!”.
“Health benefits brokers are trusted advisers to employers, who sponsor health plans for about 150 million Americans. But ProPublica showed in 2019 how the insurance industry influences the consultants behind the scenes with cash and gifts — from six-figure bonuses to swanky island getaways.”
In a previous paper, we highlighted the huge discrepancies in hospital prices negotiated by health plan carriers on behalf of their plan members, and invited CFOs, CHRO and Compensation, and Benefits Managers, to check if their carrier was effective in doing so.