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Since 2014, millions of Americans have purchased health insurance through exchanges—or marketplaces—established under the Affordable Care Act.
Our investigators posed as people with pre-existing conditions seeking health insurance to test if sales representatives listed on healthcare.
Our undercover agents conducted 31 tests on health insurance sales representatives to gauge their use of deceptive practices, such as making false statements about coverage. Agents said they had pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes, and sought coverage.
Do memory supplements contain what they claim? We had three products tested.
One product, marketed as Ginkgo biloba, did not contain that ingredient. Instead it contained an unknown substitute; as such the safety of the product is unknown.
The amount of money people spend on prescription drugs has nearly doubled since the 1990s. Much of this increase is due to expensive brand-name drugs, but the prices of some generics have also gone up.
What GAO Found Generic drug prices declined overall under Medicare Part D—the voluntary outpatient prescription drug program administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—since 2010.
What GAO FoundStakeholdershealth care industry groups and experts in antitrust lawhad different perspectives on the adequacy of three key aspects of antitrust guidance for health care provider collaboration.
The growing cost of brand-name prescription drugs--FDA-approved drug products that typically have patent protection--is a concern for patients, payers, and providers of health care--particularly when price increases are large and occur suddenly.