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The Promise of True Health Care Payment Reform: Working to Ensure our Health Care System Serves Families and Patients

Families USA hosted a webinar event on March 2, 2023, to highlight the underlying financial incentives that drive inequities in our health care system and how payment reform can work to ensure afforda...

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Congress Should Lower Insulin Costs by Addressing Pricing Abuses in Addition to Capping Co-Pays

Insulin is a critical life-saving and life-sustaining medication for millions of families, and yet the cost remains unaffordable for far too many because of unnecessary price gouging by drug manufactu...

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Opportunities for Whole Health Promotion: Research and Examples

The movement for health equity demands that health care move beyond exclusively clinical markers of well-being. Studies suggest that social determinants of health—including socioeconomic conditions,...

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When What Is Right is Also Popular: The Case for Person-Centered Care Through Payment Reform

The following report lays out the popular case for payment reform as a way to bring down health care costs, improve care and eliminate inequities. It also signals to policymakers that taking action on...

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Focus on Affordability: How States Can Build on the Inflation Reduction Act to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

For decades, Americans have endured the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. In August, Congress finally took action to address this problem by passing the Inflation Reduction Act. This historic ...

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In the fight for lower health care prices, where are hospitals?

When people need to see a doctor, the only thing on their minds should be getting the help they need, not worrying about how much a trip to the hospital might cost. Hospital pricing is out of control,...

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Families USA Letter Urges Congress to Take on Hospital Prices

Building on the recent successes led by Congress in securing Medicare negotiation of prescription drugs and ending surprise medical bills, Families USA is urging policymakers to take on the next front...

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Consumers First Submits Comments Letter To CMS On FY2023 Outpatient Hospital Payment Rule On Site Neutrality, Ownership And Price Transparency

Consumers First submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2023 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, which sets the payment rates for how m...

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Bleeding Americans Dry: The Role of Big Hospital Corporations in Driving our Nation’s Health Care Affordability and Quality Crisis

This is the second resource in Families USA's People First Care Initiative. The major strategy in hospitals' current business model is to generate profit by buying up other hospitals and doctor's o...

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Consumers First Submits Comments To CMS ON CY2023 Physician Payment Rule Supporting Improvements To The Medicare Shared Savings Program And Laying Out Vision For Telehealth Payment And Delivery Beyond The Pandemic

Consumers First submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule which sets the payment rates for how most physicians a...

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