Friday, April 22, 2016

Are Prescription Prices Becoming As Meaningless As Hospital Charges?

Professor Jack Hoadley of Georgetown University recently gave an excellent presentation discussing prices of prescription drugs. Two slides stand out. First, a slide showing how much prescription spending is controlled by insurers and governments versus patients directly. The second slide shows rebates given by drug makers to insurers in Medicare Part D, the prescription benefit that was launched in 2006.

Read more at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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