[Ip-health] Comparison of U.S. and International Prices for Top Medicare Part B Drugs by Total Expenditures

James Love james.love at keionline.org
Thu Oct 25 10:56:53 PDT 2018


This is the new international reference pricing report from HHS.

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/259996/ComparisonUSInternationalPricesTopSpendingPartBDrugs.pdf

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.


Jamie


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