Monday, June 01, 2009
Bending the curve
Following up on last month's meeting with President Obama, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans, Phrma, and more sent the President a letter with more detailed suggestions on bending the health care cost curve. Also today, the GAO released a report on FEHB plan member cost sharing for specialty or biologic drugs. The PBM trade association, PCMA, points out that Congress could start bending the curve by passing a law that creates a regulatory pathway for lower priced "bio-similar" drugs. Good point.