Private Insurance Accounted for 42% of Drug Spend in 2017: KFF

May 21, 2019

While total expenses for prescription drugs are significantly larger for private insurance companies than for Medicaid or Medicare Part D, people with private insurance are still paying less out-of-pocket expenses over the course of the year, according to a recent analysis of Medicare Part D, Medicaid and private plans. Read More

Democrats Grapple with Fully Embracing Medicare for All

May 21, 2019

A half-dozen presidential candidates back “Medicare for All,” a proposal that would put the government in charge of most health benefits. But some of the Democrats they’re courting aren’t sure that the nation’s health care system should be overhauled so dramatically. Read More

Millennials Dissatisfied with Traditional Approaches to Health Care

May 21, 2019

Millennials are just not that into their parent’s health care system, a new study from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) finds. The study looks at millennials’ attitudes towards traditional health delivery systems and finds dissatisfaction and a hunger for new solutions that fit their digital lifestyle. Read More

Maker of OxyContin Gets Hit with Another State Lawsuit

May 16, 2019

The company that makes OxyContin did not stop pitching the powerful opioid painkiller to doctors even when its sales representatives raised concerns that they were prescribing the drug inappropriately, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said in a lawsuit announced Tuesday. Read More

Millennials’ Uninsured Rate Soars

May 16, 2019

The percentage of Millennials who lack major medical coverage may have soared since 2016. Analysts from the Transamerica Center for Health Studies are reporting new survey results that show loss of Medicaid coverage and individual major medical coverage has wiped out increased use of group health coverage. Read More

Past Reports