Rampant consolidation in nearly every state has created dominant health care systems that can use anticompetitive contracting practices to charge supracompetitive prices, especially to commercial insurance plans.
Entries by Erin Fuse Brown, JD, MPH
Foreward by Trish Riley, NASHP Executive Director The debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the stability of the individual health insurance markets masks a bigger issue–the underlying cost of health care. From NASHP’s Center for State Rx Drug Pricing to our work on value-based purchasing and alternative payment methods, we support states […]
As the national debate over the ACA continues, this publication looks at why Congress needs to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to assure consumers and payers have the information they need to make health purchasing decisions. The considerable discussion of increasing consumer engagement, in part by expanding the use of health savings accounts […]