Tag Archives: cost

Step therapy takes health out of health care

Money and stethoscope to illustrate the cost of health care

We all agree, health care costs must be managed. But to overlook the word “health” in providing health care removes all purpose. Rep. Nancy Barto is sponsoring HB2410, which will establish transparency, efficiency and fairness in patient health care through necessary reforms to step therapy protocols.

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Senate bill limits choices, could upend drug benefits marketplace (access required)

Pills Spilling From Bottle

Congress should seek to increase competition to lower the costs of prescription drugs, rather than stripping away plan sponsor and employer choice from their health care contracting decisions and handing that authority to the government. We can do better, and look forward to working with Arizona’s lawmakers to develop solutions that will preserve choices for plan sponsors and the individuals they represent.

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