Prescription drug prices continue to rise placing an increasing financial burden on patients and families—but industry experts outline three key steps providers can take to ease out-of-pocket costs for patients and reduce uncompensated care costs.
Nearly 20 attorneys generals in the motion say a temporary restraining order "is necessary by 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, to prevent immediate and irreparable harm to the … [s]tates and the millions of Americans who benefit from affordable health care coverage under the [Affordable Care Act]."
The draft bill, called the Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act, aims to improve health care quality and access for veterans by building on Veterans Affairs' existing community care programs and offering veterans greater flexibility to choose where they receive care.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) says, "We have to make more progress to get at the root of the problem facing patients, which is the high prices set by drug manufacturers."
Anthem says it has signed a five-year contract to partner with CVS Health to launch its own pharmacy-benefit manager after its contract with Express Scripts expires at the end of 2019.