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A timeline of eye-popping drug prices

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/08/25/timeline-eye-popping-drug-prices/89335852/

The firestorm over steep price increases for the EpiPen — which can rescue people having life-threatening allergic reactions  — is just the latest in a long line of controversies over high prescription drug prices. 60 more words

Pfizer’s Involvement in EpiPens Could Complicate Drug Price Debate

https://morningconsult.com/2016/08/26/pfizers-involvement-in-epipens-could-complicate-drug-price-debate/

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has come under intense fire for massive price hikes of EpiPens over the last week, facing scrutiny from lawmakers and industry groups. It is less well known, however, that while Mylan markets and prices the drug, Pfizer Inc. 136 more words

There's a simple fix for Obamacare's current woes: the public option

http://www.vox.com/2016/8/18/12520820/public-option-health-care-obamacare

THE REALITY IS THAT COMPETITION AMONG PRIVATE INSURERS HAS NEVER LIVED UP TO THE RHETORIC PUT FORTH BY THE INDUSTRY OR FREE MARKET FUNDAMENTALISTS… 193 more words

JAMA Forum: Why Are Private Health Insurers Losing Money on Obamacare?

JAMA Forum: Why Are Private Health Insurers Losing Money on Obamacare?

Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, is the James Madison professor of political economy and of economics at Princeton University, where he teaches health economics, comparative health systems, general microeconomics, and financial management. 402 more words

Uwe Reinhardt: Adverse risk selection crippling Obamacare

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/uwe-reinhardt-adverse-risk-selection-crippling-obamacare/425182/

  • The ACA has failed to attract enough younger, healthier people to the public insurance exchanges, causing Aetna and other private insurers to exit the market rather than shoulder the costs of sicker people, according to Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt.
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CBO: Aging population, drugs driving federal healthcare spending

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cbo-aging-population-drugs-driving-federal-healthcare-spending/425062/

The country’s aging population, which is using more Social Security and requiring more Medicare coverage, is driving most of the spending increases, according to the report. 112 more words