My take on American Patients First

In broad strokes, the American Patients First plan aims to lower list prices, lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs while maintaining incentives for innovation.   In short, this is a sensible strategy, although there are some concerns about how more restrictive formulary designs could restrict consumer choice. American Patients First in brief To maintain manufacturers incentives to innovate,…

Trump’s First 100 Days: A Healthcare Review

The Order to begin the ACA Repeal. Appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Appointing Tom Price to run HHS. Proposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to replace Obamacare. Confirming Seema Verma to run CMS. Delayed implementation of bundeled payments. Trump decides to continue Obamacare insurance subsidies. All this and more happened in Donald…

The last Obamacare sign up?

Today is the last day to sign up for Obamacare for 2017.  If President Trump has his way, it could be the last day to sign up for Obamacare ever.  In fact, Marketplace reports that Trump administration decided to pull ads promoting last-minute sign-ups, although it reversed that decision shortly after. The media put forth mixed estimates…