Employment in the health care sector increased by 56,700 in June, more than double the average monthly pace in this sector during the last year, according to last Friday’s jobs report.
Q&A: Maura Keefe and Alex Brill Discuss Understanding Drug Rebates and Their Role in Promoting Competition
Alex Brill, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and CEO of Matrix Global Advisors, recently sat down with CAPD spokesperson Maura Keefe to discuss his latest report for CAPD.
“The rebate rule came out of a concern about rising drug prices,” said Brill. “But it is a policy that is chock full of unintended consequences. If it were implemented, we’d have fewer discounts. That’s definitely not going to lower overall spending in the healthcare sector.”
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