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When We Incentivize Treatment Over Outcomes, People Suffer

Long-Term Care Pharmacy Elevates Quality of Life + Quality of Care

Photo Credit: Alan Rosenbloom, president and CEO of the national non-profit Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Policymakers Need to Prioritize Senior Care Needs

Bashe: Could you define the differences between LTC and retail pharmacies?

Long-Term Care Pharmacies Prioritize Care Outcomes

Bashe: You and SCPC also conduct research on the LTC needs of Medicare beneficiaries. Can you share your insights?

As We Age, How Can Our Policy Leaders Protect Our Health

Bashe: What role does policy play in protecting our citizens’ interests, and which policies need to be addressed to ensure equitable care?

Among the Many Reasons Drug Costs Climb

Rosenbloom: One of the significant drivers of higher drug costs are the middlemen: pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and the insurance companies that provide drug coverage. The Medicare Part D program was created in such a way that the health insurers and Part D plans get payments, called rebates, from the manufacturer, which keeps premiums down. The Part D program is an unwitting accomplice: insurance companies demand ever-higher rebates through their PBMs, and manufacturers raise prices. Each blames the other, but insurance companies, manufacturers, and PBMs see their revenues go up.

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Gil Bashe

Ambassador for health communications as the bridge connecting healers and those seeking to be healed. Medika Life author and editor-in-chief.