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Health care affordability is key for access to care and health equity. The Center for American Progress researches and supports policies that would lower health care costs for consumers and make health care more affordable and efficient. The following research and analyses outline opportunities to lower health care costs.
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A new analysis estimates prices for 30-day supplies of the first 10 Medicare Part D drugs undergoing price negotiations, with monthly reductions as high as $6,500 for some drugs.
Feb 21, 2024
This report offers policy principles for employer public option reform to help reduce the cost of employer-sponsored insurance; lower health care prices; and increase workers’ access to affordable, comprehensive coverage.
Jan 25, 2024
Natasha Murphy, Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel
Federal policymakers should act to lower health insurance costs and improve affordability for both employers and workers.
Sam Hughes, Nicole Rapfogel, Emily Gee
These briefs emphasize the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare prescription drug price negotiation program for affordability and health equity.
Jan 23, 2024
Sophia Weaver, Marquisha Johns, Andrea Ducas, 3 More
Jamie Crooks, Devon Ombres, Ben Olinsky
Andrea Ducas testified before the House Education and the Workforce Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee about reducing health care costs.
Jan 11, 2024
House Education and the Workforce Committee
Policymakers must focus on long-term structural changes in order to reduce the negative interactions of people with mental health disabilities with police.
Jan 11, 2024
Mia Ives-Rublee, Christina Stafford
This brief, filed by the Center for American Progress and the NAACP in response to Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al., emphasizes the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare prescription drug price negotiation program for affordability and health equity.
Dec 22, 2023
Sophia Weaver, Marquisha Johns, Andrea Ducas
This year saw protections for transgender rights, women's rights, the environment, and U.S. democracy overall, as well as strides in building the economy and keeping communities safe.
Dec 20, 2023
Hai-Lam Phan, Toni Pandolfo, Ming Gault, 1 More
New HSA proposals expand tax shelters for the wealthy while failing to address health care affordability challenges.
Dec 13, 2023
Jean Ross, Andrea Ducas
CAP played a major role in passing—and then defending—the Affordable Care Act, which has since saved countless lives and made health care more accessible to all Americans.
Nov 13, 2023
Matthew Gossage, Madalyn Reagan, Toni Pandolfo, 3 More
Ashley Joo, Hai-Lam Phan, Jeremy Hill
New analysis makes clear that the Inflation Reduction Act’s inflation rebates should extend to the commercial market.
Nov 1, 2023
State policymakers are using innovation waivers through the Affordable Care Act to increase affordability and expand coverage access—and federal administrative action can support their efforts.
Oct 23, 2023
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