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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

Sticker prices in drug ads just got closer with bipartisan backing in Senate

August 2, 2018

Think President Donald Trump's proposal to slap price tags on drug advertising is all talk and no action? Think again. Over the past couple of weeks, the idea has gained steam—and bipartisan backing, including from Democrats often critical of the president. So much so, in fact, that a bill containing the provision could see a Senate vote this week. Read More