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U.S. Hospitals And Insurers May Be Required To Expose The Real Costs They Work Out

U.S. Hospitals And Insurers May Be Required To Expose The Real...

The Trump administration aims to boost competition among hospitals and cut costs by letting consumers see how widely prices can vary for the same medical or surgical procedure. But health economists say patients typically have little choice in choosing their hospital. teekid/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption teekid/Getty Images The Trump administration aims to boost…
A brand-new Trump proposition might clarify medical facility costs

A brand-new Trump proposition might clarify medical facility costs

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. The Trump administration is considering a move that would require hospitals and doctors to publicly disclose the healthcare prices they secretly negotiate with payers, according to…
Survey: Americans Assistance Federal Government Action To Suppress Prescription Drug Costs

Survey: Americans Assistance Federal Government Action To Suppress Prescription Drug Costs

Drug prices in the United States support spending on research and development, said AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez (far left) in testimony by drug company executives before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Drug prices in the United States support spending on research and development, said…
Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing In Senate Over High Drug Costs

Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing In Senate Over High Drug Costs

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asked drug company CEOs some tough questions about drug prices on Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck…
Pharma business desire the federal government to do something about high drug costs, so long as it’s not requiring them to decrease their drug costs

Pharma business desire the federal government to do something about high...

On Tuesday, seven top executives from pharmaceutical companies made a case for why it's not in their control to lower the price of the prescription drugs they sell. Instead, at a hearing held by the Senate Finance Committee, they pointed the finger at other parts of the healthcare system. List prices for pharmaceutical have been…
Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing in Senate Over High Drug Rates

Pharmaceutical Business CEOs Face Barbecuing in Senate Over High Drug Rates

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, right, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, asked drug company CEOs some tough questions about drug prices on Tuesday during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., left, and Sen. Chuck…
At the last significant DC face-off with huge pharma, we found out a vital reality about United States drug rates. It makes sure to come up once again today.

At the last significant DC face-off with huge pharma, we found...

CEOs from top drug companies like Pfizer and Merck will be in the hot seat on Tuesday, when they're set to testify before US Senators at a hearing about high drug prices. The last time a top pharma executive faced tough questions from members of Congress about prices, we learned something crucial about how US…
Trump Emphasizes Health Program And Pledges To Lower ‘Unfair’ Drug Costs

Trump Emphasizes Health Program And Pledges To Lower ‘Unfair’ Drug Costs

First lady Melania Trump with 10-year-old Grace Eline, a guest of President Trump at the State of the Union address Tuesday. Grace was diagnosed with brain cancer last year. Trump cited her experience in calling for more research into childhood cancer treatments. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images First lady Melania…
Cold Snaps Do Not Constantly Mean Greater Heating Costs

Cold Snaps Do Not Constantly Mean Greater Heating Costs

Temperatures this week plummeted to the lowest levels we’ve seen all season across much of the U.S. and everyday conversations are focused on how to keep warm and safe. One of the most important components to achieving cold-weather safety and comfort is effectively heating homes and buildings, which often rely on natural gas. The natural…
Netflix pops after stating it’s raising costs for United States customers (NFLX)

Netflix pops after stating it’s raising costs for United States customers...

Netflix Netflix announced its largest price increase for US subscribers on Tuesday. The streaming giant's most popular plan will see the biggest increase, to $12.99 from $10.99. Its basic plan saw a $1 per month increase to $8.99 per month. It was the first increase for basic the plan since 2010. Watch Netflix trade live.…
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