Good News About Drug Costs (Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival)
More than 65 million people rely on Medicare for health insurance in the United States, and as Boomers continue to enroll, the agency is expanding its coverage while trying to contain rising costs. The person who heads this effort is Dr. Meena Seshamani, director of the Center for Medicare. In a special live episode taped at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Andy talks with Dr. Seshamani about the changing scope of the agency, how it increased coverage under the Biden administration, and what will happen as expensive new drugs like Ozempic face ever growing demand. Plus, Andy gets an inside look as the agency prepares for the implementation of the new Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program.
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