NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

What is Driving Health Prices Up?

January 5, 2016

The recent arrest of Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for securities fraud, reminds us that high prescription drug prices are today\'s whipping boy for the costs of health care, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham. However, prescription drugs have not been the fastest growing item in health care since the economy started to enter the Great Recession in 2007. That distinction belongs to health insurance, net of actual spending on medical goods and services.


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