Think you are seeing more drug ads on television? You are probably correct. And guess who they are targeting? Us. Older people, that is. Television’s direct-to-consumer drug ads rose by 6.7 percent in 2017 from a year earlier, the most recent data I could find indicates. And the media has proven effective among the elderly, who have the greater therapeutic needs, analysts report.
The Democrats running for president are at it again: they are submitting a completely unrealistic proposal for single-payer health insurance and they aren’t sharing the facts. We must get the word out to everyone that we have to stop this proposal that will take us in a catastrophic direction.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) claimed on February 4 that allowing 50-year-olds into Medicare would result in lower premiums and saving the government money. Booker is one of several Democrats who embraces “Medicare-for-all,” and he recently announced his bid into the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
[Subscription Required] Everyone wants to reduce prescription drug prices, but how? First, do no harm. It’s true that Americans pay more for medication than just about anyone else: A 2018 report from the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers found that, as of 2009, the price per dose of patented drugs was five times as high in the U.S. as in foreign markets.
The Republican loss of the House last November brought an official end (at least through 2020) to the party’s long campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Democrats, despite their new majority, won’t be able to pass their health care agenda either, because the Republican president and Senate will block it.
A new report from the White House tries to shift the Trump administration's combative rhetoric on health care, suggesting changes to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump do not fundamentally undermine the health law.
Liberal California Senator Kamala Harris made a splash last week when she launched her campaign for president. The signature idea she plans to run on? A single-payer, government-run health care system called Medicare-for-all.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.