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Hospital care is the largest contributor to commercial health insurance spending growth, accounting for 42% of the increase since 2016. The growth in spending due to hospitals is more than twice that of the growth due...
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