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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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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Trump, Biden Medicare Moves Need Fixing

Trump, Biden Medicare Moves Need Fixing
March 4, 2021

By PATRICK J. KENNEDY | March 4, 2021 at 5:16 a.m. On Donald Trump’s last full day in office, his administration announced a policy change that would make it easier for insurers to deny medicine to vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries. Those most affected will include people with mental health disorders, a group that already faces major roadblocks —…

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Manchester, West introduce Patient Protection legislation

Manchester, West introduce Patient Protection legislation
March 3, 2021

  COLUMBUS – State Representatives Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) and Thomas West (D-Canton) recently introduced House Bill 135, which would cut out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for patients. The legislation is supported by a large coalition of patient advocate and healthcare provider organizations. Some patients with chronic, complex conditions such as multiple sclerosis and hemophilia rely on…

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