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Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is pleased to support the Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (PATA). This important bipartisan legislation would limit cost-sharing requirements for medications placed in a specialty tier and make innovative and necessary medications more accessible by reducing excessive out-of-pocket expenses.
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An alarming trend in today’s health insurance market is the practice of moving more expensive drugs onto specialty tiers that utilize high patient cost-sharing methods. The patient costs for drugs in specialty tiers can reach into the thousands of dollars a month, placing medically-necessary treatments out of reach of average insured Americans. For many patients, this leads to failure to adhere to a treatment plan, which can lead to worsening disease, increased rates of disability, and rising h...
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Patient Services, Inc. Supports Rare Disease Day® and Joins Global Movement to Raise Important Awareness for Rare Diseases
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Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization announced the launch of Fair Copay VA.
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PSI President talks about the importance of the VA General Assembly limiting out-of-pocket costs for vital medications.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the Obama Administration uses the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) next week to highlight that more than 16.4 million Americans have gained coverage under the law—the greatest expansion in four decades. The Urban Institute finds that the media overstated the number of individual health plans that were actually canceled in order to avoid upgrading to ACA standards. Congressional bills to fix Medicare physician payments, repea...
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, a key justice casts doubt on the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies received by 7.7 million consumers in federally-facilitated Marketplaces. Republican lawmakers offer several proposals to at least temporarily extend the subsidies should they be struck down in June. For the second time this year, the Congressional Budget Office cuts it estimate of total ACA costs due to lower than expected growth in he...
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Read our Specialty Tier update for the week of March 9, 2015.
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Key Justice casts doubt on Supreme Court challenge to ACA subsidies
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, Republican governors press Congress to protect Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies if the U.S. Supreme Court strips them from roughly 87 percent of this year’s 8.8. million federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) consumers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) denies having any back-up plan even though Avalere Health now predicts that an adverse Supreme Court decision could spike FFM premiums by an average of 255 percent. Errors on...
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