Insurance and Provider Markets
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Association of Drug Rebates and Competition With Out-of-Pocket Coinsurance in Medicare Part D, 2014 to 2018
Research from Schaeffer Center experts Darius Lakdawalla and Meng Li in JAMA Network Open finds U.S. insurers could use drug manufacturer rebates to lower retail pharmacy prices and reduce patient out-of-pocket burden by 38% on average, or 70% in the most competitive drug classes.
Designing a Public Option that Would Reduce Healthcare Provider Prices
An analysis of how a public option may or may not reduce healthcare costs in the U.S.
Congress Should End Dialysis Companies’ Third-Party Games with Insurance Coverage
A new op-ed in STAT highlights practices by dialysis facilities where they try to push patients into individual market plans by financing patients’ premiums for those plans
Insurer Formularies Complicate the Adoption of Biosimilar Cancer Therapies
A new blog post coauthored by Schaeffer Center experts in Health Affairs finds that insurer preferences for biologic and biosimilar drugs adds cost and complicates the work of hospital pharmacists and physicians.
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Competition is essential for a properly functioning marketplace, but industry consolidation, insurance complexity and other factors are barricading healthcare consumers from the benefits of good commerce. Schaeffer Center analysts explore ways to remove those obstacles to efficiency, while also promoting optimal care.