You shouldn’t have to choose Between necessities And co-pays

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Many Ohioans lack access to prescription medications because insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are increasingly making it more difficult for patients to afford them. High-deductible health plans, copayments, coinsurance, copay accumulators, restrictive formularies, etc. are all tactics used to simply push more of the cost-share onto the patient.

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Rules block patients from counting thousands in drug discounts toward health insurance deductible

Rules block patients from counting thousands in drug discounts toward health insurance deductible
June 21, 2021

Rules block patients from counting thousands in drug discounts toward health insurance deductible

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Centene agrees to settle Medicaid claims with Ohio, Mississippi for $143 million

Centene agrees to settle Medicaid claims with Ohio, Mississippi for $143 million
June 21, 2021

In what could be a harbinger of more settlements, Medicaid managed-care contractor Centene on Monday settled potential fraud claims by Ohio and Mississippi for $88.3 million and $55 million, respectively.

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New Analysis: ICER Framework Ignores Patient Preferences, Innovation & Societal Benefits in Evaluating Cost-Effectiveness of New Cancer Treatments

New Analysis: ICER Framework Ignores Patient Preferences, Innovation & Societal Benefits in Evaluating Cost-Effectiveness of New Cancer Treatments
April 7, 2021

Policymakers Should Ban the Use of the Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) Methodology in Evaluating New Cancer Therapies & Prohibit ICER from Advising Government Agencies Media inquiries: Contact Micaela Dawson, mdawson @pioneerinstitute .org Boston – Pioneer Institute today released a new analysis, The QALY and Cancer Treatments: An Ill-Advised Match, that examines the alarming methodological and contextual shortcomings of…

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