Disability Agency Urges Congress To Ban QALYs In All Federal Programs

By John Wilkerson / December 16, 2021 at 3:57 PM
After getting the Senate Finance Committee to ban Medicare from using a common metric for appraising drug prices, the government agency National Council on Disability is asking Congress to use the Build Back Better bill to prohibit the use of the quality-adjusted life years metric in all government programs. The U.S. government does not have a uniform policy on QALYs. Some federal agencies are banned from using measurement tools like QALYs, but state Medicaid programs use them. “In our most...

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