4sight Health December 1, 2021
David Burda

 

As I’ve said too many times to count, I’m not much for healthcare middlemen—distributors, benefits managers, wholesalers and group purchasing organizations—as I believe they add costs to the system rather than take costs out of the system as they profess in their value propositions. These middlemen have both hands out along the entire supply chain and grab as much cash as they can for themselves, their executives, their shareholders and their owners. 

A great example of this, courtesy of a recent study in JAMA Health Forum, helps explain why prices for insulin to treat diabetes are so high. So high that a provision in the Build Back Better bill passed by the House and pending in the...

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