On March 28, 2018, the Morning Consult featured an op-ed written by V-BID Director, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick.

The article, titled “The Health Care Spending Disconnect: Star Wars vs. Flintstones,” highlights the discrepancy between groundbreaking innovations in medical treatments and America’s stone age care-delivery model.

The disconnect between medical advancements available to patients and their ability to pay for them is addressed by the V-BID Center’s Precision Benefit Design initiative, which recognizes that individualized therapies are often needed to achieve desired health outcomes.  This proposed benefit design plan lowers consumer cost-sharing for patients who required a more costly targeted or alternative therapy for their condition.

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