HHS Partnering With Pharmacies To Promote Obamacare Plans
Elsewhere, a lawsuit accuses Gilead of price gouging consumers in regard to its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi.
HHS Partners With 9 Large Pharmacies To Promote Marketplace Enrollment
The Obama administration is partnering with nine large pharmacy chains to help promote and publicize the nation’s health insurance marketplaces during the 2015 open enrollment period. The participating retailers, whose outlets encompass every state, are Ahold USA Companies, Bi-Lo Holdings, CVS Health, H-E-B, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart. (Pugh, 12/18)
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Lawsuit Alleges Price Gouging By Maker Of Hepatitis Drug
In arguing its case, the transit agency claims that, by using “exorbitant pricing,” Gilead has made it difficult for some consumers and government programs to afford its medication and, subsequently, has violated antitrust laws. The lawsuit also maintains the drug maker engages in discriminatory pricing, which violates the Affordable Care Act, because hepatitis C sufferers are “disabled.” (Silverman, 12/18)