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The Crushing Impact of High Healthcare Costs on Seniors

The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare system in the world but is not getting the best outcomes as a result — particularly for U.S. seniors, whose health outcomes lag behind those of senior citizens in other industrialized countries. California’s Master Plan for Aging provides a blueprint for other states on how to address this… Read more »

Domestic Reference Pricing Would’ve Cut Launch Prices 18%-30%

Medicare would have saved 18% to 30% on newly launched drugs from 2015 to 2019 if it had used domestic reference pricing to control prices, and domestic reference prices for most drugs were even above the prices suggested by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, according to a report by West Health Policy Center, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California, San Diego. Read the full article from Inside Health Policy.