Methods

Methods

The Tracker comprises proposed policies identified by targeted review of proposed congressional legislation from 2015 and onwards as well as Executive Orders and Rules issued by Federal agencies.

The individual elements of each proposal are catalogued according to general policy mechanism (i.e.:“Policy Category”) and source. Source is attributed to U.S. Senator or House Representative listed as the Sponsor. Legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate is cited to the Senate version, unless differences between the two require separate citations. Key themes across the catalogued elements are further classified by the specific actions they propose (i.e.: “Potential Policy Solutions”).

FAQ

How frequently do you update the Policy Tracker?

We add significant proposals and newly introduced legislation as they become available.

I think you’re missing an important proposal. Could you add it?

We welcome any recommendations, including new sources, specific proposals, and policy categories. Please email us at info@drugpricinglab.org with your suggestions.