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Here is how all 50 states, DC rank in patient access

Becker’s Hospital Review– The Mercatus Center within Fairfax, Va.-based George Mason University released its June 2018 update report on patient access to healthcare. The Healthcare Openness and Access Project reviewed state health data to draw comparisons on states’ healthcare flexibility. The ranking...

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Insurance denials for HCV therapy increase in U.S.

Healio– Despite the availability of highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus infection, both public and private health insurers in the United States continue to deny coverage for the drugs at increasingly high rates, according to a...

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Patients’ Ability to Afford Lifesaving Drugs Is at Risk

U.S. News & World Report — Health insurers that want to discourage patients from choosing expensive medication therapies over less costly alternatives are targeting copay assistance programs, the coupons designed by drug manufacturers to help patients afford pricey medications their doctors...

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When insurers cut diabetes coverage

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette– Children with diabetes face a lifetime of challenges. And if insurers continue to exclude more and more diabetes-related medications and supplies from coverage, these children and their families could be saddled with a lifetime of exorbitant out-of-pocket costs...

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