Diabetes Drug Costs Overlooked, But Shouldn’t Be August 18, 2015 Much of the recent debate about drug costs has centered on high-priced specialty drugs, such as those to cure hepatitis C. But millions more people have diabetes and their drugs are also expensive.
Some Employers Look To Control High Drug Costs August 12, 2015 Spending for high-priced specialty drugs for diseases such as cancer, HIV and hepatitis C is expected to rise dramatically next year, and large companies hope to put controls in place to help keep their costs down, according to a new survey.
Iowans Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid August 6, 2015 Many in Iowa get Medicaid -- the state-federal health program for poorer Americans -- especially after the state expanded the program under the federal health law. But a plan to switch administration of the program to private health care companies has patients worried that their care will suffer.
Advocates: 'Parity' Law Not Fulfilling Promise August 3, 2015 A landmark federal law requiring insurers to cover mental illness as they would any other disease is not being followed or enforced, say patient advocates and attorneys. Insurers say they have taken tremendous steps.