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California Legislative Beat: Transformative Healthcare Bills of 2018 (Pt. 1)

Year two of California’s 2017-2018 legislative session has been an active one. As lawmakers work diligently, The Source will take a brief look at some 2018 bills that can potentially change the California healthcare landscape.

 

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Reference Pricing: When Transparency Is Not Enough

In most markets, consumers can compare prices and shop for the items they want. For example, to buy a new pair of shoes, a consumer can typically drive to a shopping mall and choose from a number of stores. Each store typically carries a number of different styles and brands. The consumer might choo

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The Source Roundup: June 2018 Edition

Happy June! In this edition of the Source Roundup, we cover five academic articles and reports from April and May. The topics this month include: (1) barriers for generics to lower specialty drug prices, (2) a call to reform pharmaceutical systems in the United States and Canada, (3) efforts by stat

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The Source Roundup: May 2018 Edition

Happy May! In this edition of the Source Roundup, we cover four academic articles and reports from March and April. The topics this month include: 1) the unfilled promise of price transparency to encourage price shopping, 2) FDA’s actions on prescription drug prices, 3) the phenomenon of overpayme

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Rate Setting for Health Services: A “Radical” Proposal or A Proven Way to Control Healthcare Costs?

On February 16, 2018, California State Assembly Member Ash Kalra introduced Assembly Bill 3087 – The Health Care Price Relief Act, which calls for a commission to set uniform rates for medical providers, including hospitals and physicians, for the private-insurance market. The bill sets the floor

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Single-Payer vs. Public Option: Can Either System Address Rising Health Care Prices?

In February 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released data that National Health Expenditures accounted for 17.9% of Gross Domest

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