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Two Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

High and rising prescription drug costs are contributing to the budgetary pressure faced by the federal government. Also, a significant number of...

Injecting Price Competition into Medicare Part B Drugs

Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient physician services, pays for physician-administered drugs by reimbursing physicians the average cost for...

Limiting Evergreening for Name-Brand Prescription Drugs

To encourage medical innovation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants temporary market exclusivities to new brand name drugs. These...

Can Medicare Advantage Reforms Save the Trust Fund?

The Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund is only six years from insolvency according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the...

Bipartisan Policy Center Highlights Need for Medicare Trust Fund Solutions

With just five years until the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund faces insolvency, lawmakers must address the trust fund's $515 billion net...

How Much Would the President's Budget Extend Medicare Solvency?

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund is only five years from insolvency according to both the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the...

Reducing Private Health Care Costs

Erica Socker and Mark Miller of Arnold Ventures last week penned a blog post in Health Affairs on the need to contain the costs of employer-provided...

TRUST Act has Bipartisan, Bicameral Reintroduction

Last week, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers reintroduced the TRUST Act , which would establish bipartisan commissions to restore...

Event Recap: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

On Wednesday, March 17, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a virtual event “ New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs ." The event was...