Making Health Care Work
LOWERING HEALTH CARE COSTS—We’re working to cut costs by cutting waste and focusing on prevention and care that get results.
LOWER COSTS, BETTER CARE
It’s a big year for health care. Many people have new options for coverage. And new protections are making existing health insurance work better. Take a look at our latest resources to help you make the most of the changes:
Health Insurance Tips - Top tips on getting the best deal on health insurance, and information about new consumer protections
So You Need Health Insurance, Now What? - The new young person's guide to health insuranceWe’re excited to get the word out about these new options and consumer protections. But we also know there’s more to do to really make health care work across America. That’s why we’re advancing new initiatives to cut waste, improve care, and give consumers more control over their health.
The Health Insurance Marketplace
The state and federal health insurance marketplaces can help consumers and small businesses find a better deal on health coverage, with tools to compare plans, and information about new financial help. We’re working to make sure these marketplaces meet their potential to boost competition, reduce costs and improve quality.
Health Insurance Rate Watch
It’s time for health insurance companies to get serious about lowering the cost of care by cutting waste and focusing on preventive care that gets results – instead of raising deductibles and hiking premiums. We’re tracking insurers’ health insurance rate increase proposals, and working to strengthen protections for consumers and small businesses against excessive rates.
Fighting the High Cost of Rx Drugs
According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans spend at least $3.5 billion more than they should have to on prescription drugs every year. That’s because drug companies use a practice called “pay for delay” to pay off their competitors to delay availability of the lower priced generic version of the drug. We’re working to put a stop to this practice.
Learn more about our priority campaign to end the pharmaceutical industry's scheme to delay cheaper drugs from entering the market:
Tools & Resources
We're calling on big restaurant chains to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Tell KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics.
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