The Trump administration Wednesday announced plans that would pave the way for Americans to begin purchasing lower priced prescription drugs from Canada.
Much of what we accept as legal in medical billing would be regarded as fraud in any other sector.
One in four Americans say they or a member of their family put off treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year due to the cost of care, poll.
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Cash-strapped patient with diabetes who turn to low-cost “Walmart Insulins” could be putting their lives at risk, an expert warns.
At a Sacramento, Calif., facility, the insurer paid $85, but just a little more than half that at a clinic in Long Beach. A drugstore in Washington, D.C., was paid $32.
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, with voters from both parties agreeing that cutting their cost is a top priority.
Her employer Dignity Health says its mission is to further “the healing ministry of Jesus.” It has assets of $6 billion and pays its CEO $11.9 million a year.
In Seattle, she typically paid $70 per month for insulin and another $130 for pump supplies. In Germany, she pays roughly $11. Every three months.
Lymphedema is incurable, but compression stockings, sleeves and gloves help prevent complications such as swelling and infection. But they’re expensive.
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People at firms with more low-wage workers saw bigger deductibles and a larger share of their pay go to premiums than those at firms with fewer low-wage workers.
While membership programs promise customers will avoid out-of-pocket expenses, in reality the contractual fine print “isn’t as cut and dry.”
UVa sued patients for as much as $1 million and as little as $13.91, and garnished thousands of paychecks, largely from workers at lower-pay employers.
Measures include authorizing importation drugs, screen for excessive price increases and establish boards to set the prices states will pay for drugs.