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Report: Here's What The Feds Can Do To Cut Drug Prices
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What if you can't pay your hospital bills? What if you have accumulated medical debt and have no way of paying it when it's due? On both accounts, the consequences can be serious. People may forego the care they need, including doctor appointments, tests, treatments , and prescription medications, reports the Kaiser Family Foundation KFF , a health policy analysis nonprofit. They may struggle to pay other bills, deplete their long-term savings, damage their credit, and even declare bankruptcy—all problems that can take years to overcome.
Understanding & Addressing Faculty Salary Equity
Majorities across the political divide support a range of policies aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, such as including list prices in ads and allowing the government to negotiate Medicare drug prices. A majority of Americans 59 percent believe prescription drugs developed over the past 20 years have generally made the lives of people in the U. The public sees profits made by pharmaceutical companies as a major factor contributing to the price of prescription drugs. The Trump administration proposed a new rule earlier this month affecting pharmacy benefit managers PBMs , companies that manage prescription drug benefits for health plans. About half 52 percent say the cost of marketing and advertising is a major factor in prescription drug prices.
In , when Janis Orlowski, MD, was executive dean and associate vice president at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, one of her responsibilities was to ensure faculty salary equity. Orlowski and her team leveled the field, but when they assessed salary equity again three years later, they noticed another split forming within certain divisions. Many institutions have that same issue today. Even in , women at academic medical institutions across the country are still receiving less pay than their male counterparts. More recently, the AAMC Faculty Salary Survey uncovered a difference in median compensation between men and women at every rank across a majority of specialties and departments — and the gaps are bigger at higher levels of leadership.