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Families Need Relief from Runaway Prescription Drug Costs: State Prescription Drug Affordability Boards Can Help

States play a critical role in reining in prescription drug costs for individuals and families across the country. Enacting legislation that creates a prescription drug affordability board (PDAB) with...

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National Patient Safety Board: A Step towards Safer, High-Quality Health Care

When you go to the doctor or to the hospital, you expect to feel safe. You expect to be in the best possible place to heal what is ailing you. But if you pull back the privacy curtain, the reality is ...

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First Do No Harm: Addressing the Patient Safety Crisis

Medical errors account for 251,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and the error rate in the U.S. is higher than in other countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the UK. 1 in 4 experienc...

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Understanding the Biggest Threats to the No Surprises Act Achieving Its Full Potential

No one should go bankrupt from receiving health care. Yet 60% of people experiencing bankruptcy in America cite medical expenses as a leading cause. Thanks to the No Surprises Act (NSA) of 2020, more ...

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Families USA Statement for the Record for Senate Budget Committee Hearing on How Primary Care Improves Health Care Efficiency

Families USA submitted this statement for the record in advance of the Senate Budget Committee Hearing, “How Primary Care Improves Health Care Efficiency”, on March 6th, 2024. Robust and compre...

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The Weight of High Hospital Prices Is Keeping American Workers Underwater

Every worker in America deserves the opportunity to earn a living wage and have access to high-quality and affordable health care that keeps them and their families healthy. Yet high and rising health...

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Families USA Submits Comments on CMS 2025 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice for Changes to Medicare Advantage Payment Policies

Families USA submitted comments on the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2025 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies (i.e., 2...

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Families USA Statement for the Record for Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Rare Diseases

Families USA submitted this statement for the record in advance of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health “Legislative Proposals to Support Patients with Rare Diseases” on February 2...

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A Pro-Consumer Policy Agenda to Achieve Meaningful Health System Transformation

Families USA and four of our consumer advocacy partners- American Heart Association, National Consumers League, National Partnerships for Women and Families, and Third Way- are proud to introduce A Pr...

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The Human Impact of Payment Reform

The current predominant model for health care payment and delivery encourages one costly medical procedure after another, often embedded with hidden fees and ultimately failing to actually help patien...

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