Category: Austin Frakt

CVS and Aetna say their huge merger will be great for consumers. Here’s why you should be skeptical

Los Angeles Times Austin Frakt The CEOs of drug retailer CVS and health insurer Aetna were marvelously in sync Sunday when they jointly announced their companies’ $69-billion merger deal… Expert quote: “…coordinating pharmacy and health benefits could lead to lower costs, because a PBM that’s also ‘on the hook for the cost of other care’—such […]

Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New ‘Medicare For All’ Push

Huffington Post Austin Frakt, School of Public Health “In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms…” Expert quote: “Lowering the Medicare eligibility age from its […]