ACA/Health Reform Posts

Silver Loading in the Golden State

August 14, 2018

For those who make too much money to qualify for health insurance subsidies on the individual market, there may be no Goldilocks moment when shopping for a plan. No choice is just right. Read More

Reality Check on PBMs and Drug Costs

August 7, 2018

There’s a big target on the backs of pharmacy benefits managers lately with both the drug industry and HHS drawing attention to the role they play in the pricing of medicines. Read More

Individual market enrollment dropping amid premium increases

August 2, 2018

Enrollment in the individual health insurance market — the market for people who don't get coverage through work — has declined 12 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to the same period last year, according to a new analysis released Tuesday.  Read More

To Tame Prescription Prices, HHS Dips A Toe Into Drug Importation Stream

August 2, 2018

It came as something of a surprise when Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the administration was exploring the importation of prescription drugs to fight high domestic prices. Azar and Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, who also endorsed the new proposal, had previously opposed the idea. Read More