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2019

August

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  • Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug. Insurance copays are higher than the cost of the drug about 25 percent of the time, according to a study published in March by the University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy
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  • A bipartisan step forward on drug pricing. Drug manufacturer price concessions reached $166 billion in 2018 largely due to the increased negotiating clout of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), but very little of that money made its way to patients at the point of sale
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  • What would Medicare for all cover?. Many countries don’t cover procedures or treatments that have little medical value or that are considered too expensive relative to the benefits. American Medicare has also wrestled with the challenge of how to
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  • Retirement advice you should question. There is so much you need to do to manage your money that it’s a good thing to get recommendations. But you need to consider the source and whether the advice is in
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  • Is start-up changing eye care for the better, or worse?. Hubble offers customers contact lens subscriptions at low monthly prices. Critics say it bypasses eye care professionals, doesn’t properly vet prescriptions and takes advantage of federal regulations to the detriment of consumers.
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  • Dream of retiring abroad? Medicare doesn’t travel well. As the number of American retirees living overseas grows, more are confronting choices about medical care. If they were living in the United States, Medicare would generally be their coverage option. But Medicare doesn&rsquo
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  • A key piece of Obamcare finds an unlikely foe. In the heat of the legislative fight over the Affordable Care Act, Obama administration officials argued that a steep tax on high-cost health insurance plans would hold down soaring health care costs by prompting employers
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