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Ginsburg discusses fixing health care billing

The Los Angeles Times quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on the use of final-offer arbitration as a mechanism to fix health care billing. https://www.latimes.com/ct-biz-binding-arbitration-unexpected-medical-bills-20190207-story.html

George Washington Leadership Lecture features former ACLU president in discussion on hate speech

Contending that hate speech laws are disproportionately enforced against members of minority groups and advocates for their causes, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union Nadine Strossen asserted that freedom of speech laws of the U.S. Constitution aren’t perfect, but that she can’t come up with anything she thinks is less imperfect.

Joyce talks prescription drug rebates

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about the federal government’s new proposed rule to give prescription drug rebates directly to consumers. https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2019/02/05/64152/the-white-house-wants-to-give-prescription-drug-di/

Van Nuys comments on anti-competitive activity among prescription drugs wholesalers

The Washington Post quoted Karen Van Nuys of the USC Schaeffer Center about anti-competitive activity among wholesale providers of prescription drugs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/prescription-drug-wholesalers-reaped-windfall-from-alleged-price-fixing/2019/01/31/b8ed6130-230f-11e9-81fd-b7b05d5bed90_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.11495f5b0d08

“Copay clawback” research by Van Nuys and Joyce cited

The Washington Post noted research by Karen Van Nuys and Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center on the “copay clawback,” that demonstrated patients often pay more for prescriptions when using their insurance benefits instead of asking for the cash price. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/cvs-bought-your-local-drugstore-mail-order-pharmacy-and-health-insurer-whats-next-your-hospital/2019/01/31/4946dcda-1f2c-11e9-9145-3f74070bbdb9_story.html?utm_term=.115c27e09c34

Green comments on declining SoCal housing prices

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about declining housing prices in Southern California. https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-home-prices-20190130-story.html

Price School PhD students lead workshop on Building Capacity to Engage Differences Constructively

Three USC Price PhD students from the Price PhD Association hosted a workshop titled “Building Capacity to Engage Differences Constructively” on Jan. 24, providing a safe space for students, faculty and staff to voice and discuss concerns of safety, accessibility to resources, and campus/classroom climate.