UnitedHealthcare will pass on rebates from drug companies to consumers

Source: Reed Abelson, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

In response to growing consumer frustration over drug prices, UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, said it will stop keeping millions of dollars in discounts it gets from drug companies and share them with its customers.

Not all drugs come with rebates that are paid to the health plan. People in plans with high deductibles who buy drugs that carry large rebates will see the greatest savings, Mr. Schumacher said.

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