Per Vox: The Freedom Caucus laid their cards on the table in a meeting Thursday with the Washington Examiner’s editorial board. The group of conservative House members has narrowed their demands to two items:
- Ending Obamacare’s essential health benefit requirement, which requires health insurers to cover 10 specific categories of medical care. This includes things like mental health services and maternity coverage.
- Ending the Obamacare requirement that insurers charge sick and healthy people the same prices. This is called “community coverage,” and the Freedom Caucus would like to get rid of it, instead letting insurers charge higher premiums to sicker patients who they expect to cost more.
This is dangerous time folks and the media and consumers had better wake up to the reality of the dangers of the insurance industry and far right politicians. Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: Drug companies need to clarify their privacy policies very quickly and should THINK very carefully about buying data that users could see as an invasion of their privacy.
KEY TAKEAWAY: The claim that corporations are losing money on Obamacare ignores the record-breaking profits and compensation packages that health insurers continue to collect while too many Americans have to decide between paying the rent or skipping healthcare treatments. Continue reading
KEY TAKEAWAY: The Republican replacement for the ACA is a bad one that could leave 24 million people uninsured yet pharma has been relatively silent about its shortcomings. How can pharma companies win the trust of patients when they can’t even point out bad healthcare legislation? Continue reading
Key Takeaway: Online ads are coming under fire for click fraud and debate about their effectiveness, but the one area where pharma digital marketers need to invest is in their product sites and that investment needs continued support. Continue reading
While President Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” the C.B.O. projects that if the Republican plan took effect today, It’s a shame that in a country as great as ours we can’t find a way to ensure equal healthcare for everyone. Continue reading
Only nine percent of U.S. consumers believe pharma and biotech companies put patients over profits, while only 16 percent believe health insurance companies do, according to a Harris Poll while the new affordable care act is nothing short of a train wreck. Can consumers ever expect healthcare organizations to do the right thing? Continue reading