[Ip-health] Comparison of U.S. and International Prices for Top Medicare Part B Drugs by Total Expenditures
james.love at keionline.org
Thu Oct 25 10:56:53 PDT 2018
This is the new international reference pricing report from HHS.
But if you read the report, the data does not jive with some of the
messaging on the Trump speech.
Table 4 of this report presents one set of numbers of cost savings from
international reference pricing, including $8 billion for one year of
Medicare Part B spending on 20 (or is it 29?) products.
But news reports are that Trump is proposing policies that will saving $17
billion, OVER FIVE YEARS.
So, we will have to look carefully at the details.
Speech at 2pm.
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