Cost Sharing

Has Medicare Part D Reform Finally Arrived?

September 30, 2021

For as long as the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan has existed, beneficiaries have struggled with out-of-pocket costs. Now, movement on Capitol Hill suggests this may finally be the year for reform.  

Hidden Co-Pay Programs Blindside Patients

September 16, 2021

Just as states started banning abusive co-pay accumulator programs, insurers have found a work-around that once again could put patients at a disadvantage when it comes to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.

Taking the Co-pay Out of Coronavirus

March 10, 2020

The growing threat of coronavirus demands that people get tested if they show flu-like symptoms. Yet some Americans may find it hard to pay for a doctor’s visit, lab testing and treatment.

The Cost-Saving Proposal That Costs Seniors $2,000 a Month

February 12, 2019

A Trump administration proposal designed to cut prescription drug costs could actually see some seniors paying $2,000 more each month out of their own pockets, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests.