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Regulatory limits needed to prevent price gouging and ensure availability of medicines

BY: - April 5, 2023

High costs and shortages of pharmaceuticals are serious, ongoing issues. Drug prices in the U.S. are among the highest in the world. A recent survey by the Rand Corporation looked at drug prices in 32 developed countries. U.S. prices were the highest in the group and were more than twice the average of prices in […]

People without insurance often use emergency rooms for health care which drives up costs.

Oregon will be the first state to make affordable health care a constitutional right

BY: - November 18, 2022

Oregon will be the first state in the nation to enshrine the right to affordable health care in its constitution. Ballot Measure 111 narrowly passed, with nearly 50.7% of voters in favor and 49.3% of voters opposed. The measure’s long-term impact on Oregon health care is unclear because it doesn’t prescribe how the state should […]