healthcare cost

Prescription drug prices have continued to increase and the reasons are complicated.  A study committee examining causes of high drug costs heard about rebates, high deductible insurance plans and tiered drug systems as reasons why. 

Indiana health care prices are much higher than in many other states and a new analysis points to even higher prices in some areas. 

New Study Focuses On Hidden Healthcare Costs

Sep 29, 2019

A new study conducted by Indiana researchers examines the relationship between industry payments to providers and higher health care costs. 

A public health committee charged with understanding high health care costs heard about pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, Thursday at the statehouse. 

Rule To Include Drugs Prices In Ads Challenged

Jun 19, 2019

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is challenging a new federal rule that would require drug companies to include prices in TV ads.

Reducing high drug prices is one of President Donald Trump’s priorities, and the move for more transparency through advertising was announced last year. 

Forum Discusses Solutions For High-Cost Health Plans

May 9, 2019

Employers gathered in Indianapolis to look for solutions to the high price of insurance plans, drugs and other health costs. The event highlighted ways employers could begin to drive down costs. 

Employer-based Health Costs Continue To Rise

Dec 11, 2018

The total out-of-pocket costs for Hoosiers with employer-based health insurance has doubled in the past decade.  A new analysis focuses on policies that could help improve affordability. 

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Indiana manufacturers are increasingly concerned about the state of the economy.

The 2015 Indiana Manufacturing Survey finds many Indiana manufacturers believe the post-recession recovery is over.

Almost two-thirds also say the U.S. isn't likely to ever lead the world on the manufacturing front ever again.

Almost nine-in-ten feel the federal government isn't doing enough to support the manufacturing sector and one in four think neither the federal or state government are helping.