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Op-Ed: California can’t leave our children behind on missing medical care

, | Oct 25, 2021 | California

The kids are not all right. The more dangerous Delta COVID variant is far from the only health crisis our children are facing. Reports are showing that children are struggling with mental health, food insecurity, and obesity and backsliding on routine vaccinations. In California, we likely don’t know today the...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: PhRMA on Colorado's prescription drug importation program

| Feb 10, 2021 | Colorado

Nick McGee is a Senior Director of Public Affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). In this op-ed, he explains PhRMA's position on Colorado's efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada.     Public polling shows that addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing the economy back were...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: There’s only one true solution to end surprise medical billing

| Dec 16, 2019 | Washington

Dr. Camille Samujh is a practicing physician anesthesiologist in the Western Washington area.  She completed her anesthesia residency training in New York City and also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington. She wrote the following op-ed on policy solutions to end surprise medical billing. ...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: Achieving savings and safety for vulnerable patients

| Nov 20, 2019 | Washington

Jackie Boschok is the president of the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans. Boschok wrote the following op-ed on access, cost, safety, and a provision of S. 1895 (the Lower Health Care Costs Act) which impacts the nongovernmental organization U.S. Pharmacopeia.  This past spring, Washington passed a law to establish...[ Read More ]

Take a number: Would long wait times in US healthcare be acceptable?

| May 30, 2019

Joshua W. Axene, FSA, FCA, MAAA, is a Partner and Consulting Actuary with Axene Health Partners, LLC. Axene wrote the following article on Medicare For All.  With all the talk of Medicare For All in the media, I started to think about American healthcare culture as we see it today...[ Read More ]