On December February 28th, NCHC wrote a letter to the Senate HELP Committee addressed to Senator Alexander. The letter was in response to a request from Senator Alexander asking for policy recommendations to address the rising costs of health care. You can read the entire letter here.
Juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that affects over 1.25 million Americans. Also known as Type 1 diabetes, it occurs when the body stops producing the blood-glucose regulating hormone insulin; thus, juvenile diabetics must receive consistent insulin therapy to survive. Although insulin was discovered in the 1920s, prices for the drug are astronomical by today’s […]
By NOAM N. LEVEY and JENNIFER HABERKORN In a much-anticipated piece of political theater, seven leading pharmaceutical executives appeared before a powerful Senate committee Tuesday for a grilling from lawmakers who pledged a historic bipartisan effort to rein in skyrocketing prescription drug prices. But even as drug prices have emerged as one of the few areas of common […]
By: John Rother The problem of unaffordable prescription drug prices is not a simple on, nor is there a single policy that addresses the full range of issues. We need to fix the current broken system to make drugs more affordable while maintaining incentives to discover important new cures. There are seven “deadly sins” that now characterize […]
The original letter to the editor was published on January 15, 2018 and can be found here. The article in which the letter responds to can be found here. By John Rother The U.S. is alone among developed nations in failing to assure more affordable medications for its citizens. Medicare trustees have an obligation to act prudently to obtain fair prices for beneficiaries. Recent research has […]