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In Shiva Ranganathans (SOH 27) second column of The Policy Prognosis, he highlights the role that pharmacy benefit managers have in increasing healthcare costs for individuals.

THE POLICY PROGNOSIS | Prescription Pickpockets: Pharmacy Benefit Managers

By Shiva Ranganathan, Science Columnist February 29, 2024

The case of pharmacy benefit managers’ (PBMs) exploitation is a testament to the faults of the U.S. private insurance system, which leaves footholds for insurers, drug manufacturers and PBMs to profit...

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HEALTH POLICY INSTITUTE | Under the Trump administration’s tenure the United States saw the largest annual spike in the number of uninsured children from 2018 to 2019, according to a report released by Georgetown’s Center for Children and Family.

Nearly 200,000 More Children Lacked Insurance in 2019 than in 2018, GU Report Finds

By Samantha Sinutko November 13, 2020

The number of uninsured children in the United States increased dramatically during the Trump administration, with 2019 showing the largest single-year increase in uninsured child rates in over a decade,...

Georgetown student health insurance plans will continue to offer contraceptive coverage.

Facing Student Pressure, Georgetown Continues Contraception Coverage in Insurance Plans

By Elizabeth Ash December 4, 2017

Georgetown University health insurance plans are continuing to cover contraception, despite a religious exemption from coverage requirements, following an advocacy campaign led by members of the student...

Bike Insurance Bill Postponed

By Kristen Fedor November 14, 2014

A D.C. Council vote on a bill that would make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to collect damages in road accidents was delayed for a second time Wednesday evening, facing increasing opposition from...

Georgetown Adapts to ACA

By Nick Simon November 1, 2013

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act begins, the university will adjust employee health insurance policies and ramp up educational innovations at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The...

GU Delays Insurance Changes

By Guide Editor and Sarah Kaplan & Kelly Church April 27, 2012

University President John J. DeGioia announced Thursday that Georgetown will take advantage of a one-year delay offered by the Obama administration before adding contraceptive coverage to its student health...

Health Care a Moral Imperative

By Sam Schneider March 4, 2010

Today, the United States faces a social and moral challenge. The system for managing the expenses and complexities of health care has turned against us, or at least the less well-off among us. With prices...

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