Making Health Care Work
LOWERING HEALTH CARE COSTS—A pro-consumer health insurance exchange would allow hundreds of thousands of families and businesses to join together and negotiate for cheaper health care plans.
Delivering on the Promise of Quality, Affordable Health Care
It’s a big year for health care. Many people have new options for coverage. And new protections are making existing health insurance work better. Take a look at our latest resources to help you make the most of the changes:
Health Insurance Tips - Top tips on getting the best deal on health insurance, and information about new consumer protections
So You Need Health Insurance, Now What? - The new young person's guide to health insurance
We’re excited to get the word out about these new options and consumer protections. But we also know there’s more to do to really make health care work across America. That’s why we’re advancing new initiatives to cut waste, improve care, and give consumers more control over their health.
The Health Insurance Marketplace
The state and federal health insurance marketplaces can help consumers and small businesses find a better deal on health coverage, with tools to compare plans, and information about new financial help. We’re working to make sure these marketplaces meet their potential to boost competition, reduce costs and improve quality.
Fighting the High Cost of Rx Drugs
According to the Federal Trade Commission, Americans spend at least $3.5 billion more than they should have to on prescription drugs every year. That’s because drug companies use a practice called “pay for delay” to pay off their competitors to delay availability of the lower priced generic version of the drug. We’re working to put a stop to this practice.
Tools & Resources
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