New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Proposal Tests Ways to Lower Drug Expenditures
The Center for American Progress supports a proposal from the CMS that would benefit patients by testing different ways to pay for expensive drugs.
State Options to Control Health Care Costs and Improve Quality
Report States should take the lead in implementing innovative cost control and quality improvement reforms.
FDA Is Not the Problem
Issue Brief Cutting corners by pushing the FDA to approve more drugs on the basis of more limited data will put patients at risk.
The Obama Health Care Legacy: More Coverage and Less Spending
Major federal health programs now cover millions more Americans while costing less than was expected in earlier estimates that did not include the Affordable Care Act.
Divestitures Will Not Maintain Competition in Medicare Advantage
Issue Brief Experiences from past mergers show that divestitures most likely will not be a successful remedy in the proposed Aetna-Humana merger.
Bigger Is Not Better
Issue Brief A proposed merger between Aetna and Humana, two of the country’s largest health insurance companies, likely would increase costs for consumers and taxpayers.
Enough Is Enough
Report Sustainable drug pricing requires paying for drugs based on their benefits to patients.
Paying It Forward
Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.
2014 Census Data Confirm Dramatic Impact of the Affordable Care Act
New census numbers confirm that the ACA is working to expand health care coverage in every state, but millions more Americans could be covered if the states that have not yet expanded Medicaid were to do so.
Accountable Care States
Report In order to control health care costs, states should have the option to become “Accountable Care States” that are accountable for health care costs, the quality of care, and access to care—with sizable financial rewards for keeping overall costs low.
Raising Wages and Rebuilding Wealth
Report To achieve economic security, middle-class Americans need policies that promote good jobs; a growing, inclusive economy; and affordable child care, higher education, health care, housing, and retirement.