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Congress Calls Martin Shkreli to Testify on Rapid Rises in Drug Prices

January 21, 2016

Whether on Twitter, in online streaming videos or in interviews with the news media, Mr. Shkreli, a New York businessman, has shown little reserve when it comes to discussing the pending federal securities fraud charges against him, or his rationale for increasing the price of a decades-old drugby more than 5,000 percent at a pharmaceutical company he ran until last month. Read More

The ACA: What’s Been Repealed, Delayed or Retained

January 21, 2016

As you’ve no doubt noticed, the federal government made sweeping legislative and regulatory changes to the Affordable Care Act during the fourth quarter of 2015. During the last two weeks of December, I felt like I was drinking from a six-inch fire hose. Read More

Power To The Patients: How To Increase Consumerism In Healthcare

January 19, 2016

Consumerism in healthcare just can’t work. It can’t work because seriously ill patients are under incredible stress and can’t shop around for the best care. It can’t work because information on quality and cost isn’t easily accessible. It can’t work because healthcare spending is heavily concentrated–just 5% of the patients account for 50% of the cost. What’s the point in having a $6,000 deductible when you need a $500,000 surgery? Read More

ACA Improved Access to Coverage, Reduced Uncompensated Care

January 19, 2016

The Affordable Care Act has increased U.S. residents' access to health coverage and reduced hospitals' shares of uncompensated care, according to two research letters published Tuesday in theNew England Journal of Medicine, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report reports. Read More

Health Law Enrollment Periods to Be Tightened

January 19, 2016

The Obama administration will tighten the rules for people who enroll in insurance through HealthCare.gov outside of official enrollment periods, hoping to hold down costs that insurers blamed on late sign-ups. Read More