Cost Sharing

No Room for Middlemen in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

May 25, 2021

Most people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers, the businesses that negotiate prescription drug coverage for health insurers. But they could play an outsized – and unwelcome – role in treatment decisions.

Taking the Co-pay Out of Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

The growing threat of coronavirus demands that people get tested if they show flu-like symptoms. Yet some Americans may find it hard to pay for a doctor’s visit, lab testing and treatment.

The Cost-Saving Proposal That Costs Seniors $2,000 a Month

February 12, 2019

A Trump administration proposal designed to cut prescription drug costs could actually see some seniors paying $2,000 more each month out of their own pockets, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests.

The Orphan Drug Disconnect

January 9, 2019

Decades after Congress passed the Orphan Drug Act, only about 10 percent of patients with rare diseases actually receive treatment with orphan drugs, a new report finds.