Cost-Sharing Roundtable: Sustainable Strategies for Providing Access to Critical Medications

Paul Billings Discusses Balancing Innovative Therapies With Higher Costs

May 23, 2018

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As new therapies come to market, there is the good news that patients are cured or living longer, but it has to be balanced by the bad news that these treatments are far more expensive, said Paul Billings, senior vice president advocacy for the American Lung Association.

Michele McCourt Explains CancerCare's Role in Supporting Patients

May 20, 2018

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Beyond helping with co-payment assistance for patients with cancer, CancerCare helps with practical and emotional supports for patients, explained Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.

Kristina Wharton: More Funding Needed to Support FQHCs

May 13, 2018

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M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, recommends shifts in policies that could expand federally qualified health centers.

Paul Billings Discusses the Financial Burden of Prescription Drug Costs in Medicare

May 10, 2018

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Unlike commercial plans, Medicare beneficiaries run the risk hitting the donut hole, which causes their costs to go up dramatically, said Paul Billings, senior vice president advocacy for the American Lung Association.

Michele McCourt Outlines Financial Burdens Related to Cancer Treatment

May 08, 2018

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There are financial burdens related to cancer treatment other than the cost of medication, but patients don't always realize that when they are first diagnosed, explained Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation.

Dan Klein on the Growing Role of Charitable Organizations Like PAN Foundation

May 02, 2018

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Charitable organizations are seeing more and more patients who need financial assistance, said Dan Klein, President and CEO, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation.

Michele McCourt on Directing Patients to Financial Medication Assistance

April 28, 2018

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Michele McCourt, senior director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, recognizes the financial hardships of cancer patients when paying for medications.

Kristina Wharton on the Increased Use of Services Provided by FQHCs

April 25, 2018

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While use of services at federally qualified health centers has increased particularly since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the increasing trend started back in 2002, said M. Kristina Wharton, MPH, of the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Dan Klein Explains the Need for Patient Assistance Foundations

April 22, 2018

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Dan Klein, president and CEO of the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, discusses the need for more patient assistance foundations to help patients pay for treatment.

Leigh Purvis Outlines the Burdens of High Drug Costs on Medicare Beneficiaries

April 20, 2018

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Leigh Purvis, director of Health Services Research at AARP Public Policy Institute, addresses the burdens of high prescription drug costs on Medicare beneficiaries.