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Advocates for people living with serious chronic illnesses share concerns about increasingly unreasonable cost-sharing required of patients to access recommended and needed care.  To facilitate positive change, a...
Kenneth E. Thorpe, Kimberly Calder, Anna Hyde, Laura E. Weidner   APRIL 22, 2019   When it comes to health care, the United States is witnessing two fundamentally incompatible trendlines. High-deductible...
PFCD Chairman Ken Thorpe contributed a background paper for the Aspen Health Strategy Group's recent report on reducing chronic disease. Thorpe's paper, "Understanding and Preventing Chronic Disease,"...
Medicare Part D’s optional, affordable coverage for prescription drugs has changed lives.  Today, more than 43 million older Americans and people with disabilities have enrolled in Part D.1  From its...
Feel like you're paying more for medicines? You may be. For many with insurance your prescription drug coverage has changed.
Addressing the Needs of Patients with Chronic Conditions
The United States Can Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities By Focusing On Chronic Diseases
Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses affect millions of Americans each year. People living with mental illness face many barriers to improving their health, including overcoming stigma, finding an available...