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Surprise Medical Billing:  Bipartisan Consensus on the Problem, but Finding an Effective Fix May be Harder

In a rare display of unity, President Donald Trump and bipartisan Congressional leaders have highlighted their shared commitment to tackling “surprise” medical billing – when an insured patient is subject to unexpectedly high out-of-pocket costs for out-of-network care that is … Continue reading

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Is the 21st Century Cures Act a Solution or a Problem?

In December, 2016—a time when the U.S. Congress could barely agree on anything—the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate came together to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. Championed by Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Representative Diana DeGette … Continue reading

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Accelerating Generic Entry: A Proven Solution to the Problem of Prescription Drug Pricing

High prescription drug prices and their impact on costs borne by the government in Medicaid, Medicare Part D and other federal programs, is a front burner topic in Washington. The President has committed to reducing the price of prescription drugs, … Continue reading

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When is Double Marginalization a Problem?

When is Double Marginalization a Problem? By: Staahl Gabrielsen, Tommy (University of Bergen, Department of Economics); Johansen, Bjørn Olav (University of Bergen, Department of Economics); Shaffer, Greg (University of Rochester) Abstract: Double marginalization refers to the distortion caused by the… … Continue reading

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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 12: Global Music Copyright Revenues Up, Copyright Office Examines Online Infringement Issues, and China’s ‘Reverse Patent Troll’ Problem

This week in other IP news, recently released data shows that worldwide revenues for music copyright exceeded $28 billion in 2017, up $2 billion over 2016; reports surface about the  “reverse patent trolling” issue in China; Google retains Williams & … Continue reading

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