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.
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.
May 25, 2021
Most people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers, the businesses that negotiate prescription drug coverage for health insurers. But they could play an outsized – and unwelcome – role in treatment decisions.
February 19, 2021
February brings good news for people who don’t have health insurance. Due to a special enrollment period, the federal insurance marketplace is once again open for people to sign up for private coverage.
December 8, 2020
The holiday season is synonymous with sending and receiving cards. But there’s one card many seniors won’t have in hand this holiday: a co-pay card.
November 2, 2020
Open enrollment comes at a busy time of year, so it can be tempting to rush through the process.
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.
September 12, 2019
As summer eases into fall, policymakers are discussing ways to ease Medicare patients’ cost-sharing pain.
September 5, 2019
One benefit of using co-pay coupons will soon disappear, according to new federal guidance.
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.