Punished for insurance? Insured patients pay more for same care

Punished for insurance? Insured patients pay more for same care

Two patients with the same symptoms receive the same treatment at the same hospital. Same bill, right? Patient Patti Joiner learned the hard way that insurance isn’t health care when she visited a Texas emergency room along with her mother experiencing the same flu...
Study: Patient out-of-pocket costs up 4x in 12 years

Study: Patient out-of-pocket costs up 4x in 12 years

If you’re feeling the pinch of skyrocketing out-of-pocket health care costs, you aren’t alone. Across the country, millions of patients with “good” health insurance are being hit with higher out-of-pocket costs every time they go to access their health care. By one...

Five Steps to Make Drug Pricing Reforms a Success

How can President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar deliver on their new “American Patients First” plan to reduce prescription drug costs? By focusing their evolving blueprint on the needs of patients, not lobbyists, who spend hundreds of...

Patients Rising Now Statement on Philadelphia City Ordinance

Patients Rising Now supports regulatory reforms that promote patient access, accelerate medical innovation and streamline the health care system. The proposed Philadelphia City Ordinance fails all three of these essential patient priorities. It potentially denies...