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Drug costs should be a ‘prominent issue’ in Trump trade talks: Mount Sinai Health CEO

The Trump administration should make the rising cost of medicine a leading issue in trade talks with countries around the world, Mount Sinai Health System CEO Kenneth Davis told CNBC on Friday. “We marvel at the fact that U.S. drug costs are two to six times higher than they are in the rest of the… Read More »

Senate committee proposes massive bill to lower healthcare costs

Providers and payers were hit with a series of proposed legislation, policies and court action this week that affects drug prices, surprise bills and their contracts. This includes Senate and House committee bills to lower drug costs and for single-payer healthcare, a Health and Human Services announcement ending LGBT discrimination protections in the Affordable Care… Read More »

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring up the Affordable Care Act to lowering drug prices, as Democrats tried to hold Republicans to their campaign promises to secure coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and rein in the cost of prescription medicine. But Democratic leaders appeared to… Read More »

Medical costs create hardships for more than half of Americans

Medical financial hardship is very common among people in the United States, with more than half reporting problems with affordability, stress, or delaying care because of cost, finds a study by the American Cancer Society. Appearing early online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the study estimates more than 100 million people in the… Read More »