Allowing insurance companies to limit the drugs they cover is necessary to give them leverage that can result in lower medication costs for all patients. Still, there are ways to make the process more transparent and manageable.
Oct 28, 2016 The Hill
Increased competition among drug companies and improved bargaining power of insurers and consumers could help keep high prescription prices in check.
Dec 10, 2015 KevinMD.com
Two mothers gave birth within weeks of each other, at the same hospital, using the same employer-sponsored insurance. Both had an epidural. But one received a surprise physician bill for anesthesiology, while the other didn't have to pay a dime. Why?
Nov 4, 2015 Health Affairs Blog
As Medicare turns 50, skyrocketing health care costs and the aging of baby boomers both threaten the program's long-term viability. One solution that could go a long way would be to change the way the program handles and pays for end-of-life care.
Jul 30, 2015 U.S. News & World Report