Medicaid programs willing to boot out drug pricing middlemen

Axios — By Bob Herman, October 8, 2019 Michigan’s Medicaid program is proposing to fire the pharmacy benefit managers that handle its prescription drug claims and negotiate prices. The state would manage drug coverage itself, starting Dec. 1. The big picture: More state Medicaid agencies have determined that outsourcing all negotiations and operations of prescription drugs to PBMs has read more…

Why Millions of Senior Citizens Can’t Get the Drugs They Need

Bloomberg Government  By John Tozzi – September 19, 2019 Senior citizens who try to fill prescriptions have them rejected at the pharmacy counter millions of times each year because their doctors either don’t, or are unable to, check whether a patient’s Medicare plan covers a particular drug. That’s the upshot of a new report from a federal watchdog that read more…

Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices

The Hill  By Peter Sullivan– September 19, 2019 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday unveiled her long-awaited plan to lower prescription drug prices, one of the top priorities for Democrats this year. The plan would allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate the price of up to 250 drugs per year, and read more…

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