You shouldn’t have to choose Between necessities And co-pays

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Many Ohioans lack access to prescription medications because insurers and pharmacy benefit managers are increasingly making it more difficult for patients to afford them. High-deductible health plans, copayments, coinsurance, copay accumulators, restrictive formularies, etc. are all tactics used to simply push more of the cost-share onto the patient.

IN THE NEWS

How a quiet co-pay rule change could mean massive drug cost increases

How a quiet co-pay rule change could mean massive drug cost increases
October 22, 2020

BY TERRY WILCOX AND STACEY WORTHY The COVID-19 pandemic has hit those with chronic diseases especially hard. According to its most recent weekly summary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 91% of patients hospitalized with the disease have at least one underlying medical condition. Patients with chronic diseases face an additional burden due to a…

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Americans Believe Government Should Require Copay Assistance Be Applied to Out-of-pocket Costs

Americans Believe Government Should Require Copay Assistance Be Applied to Out-of-pocket Costs
October 22, 2020

  The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) today released results from a new national online survey of registered voters that illustrates the importance and impact of patient copay assistance programs on patient affordability against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHF survey, National Registered Voter Sentiment on Patient Copay Assistance Programs, found that 86 percent of…

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Understanding United Healthcare’s Accumulator Policy

Understanding United Healthcare’s Accumulator Policy
October 22, 2020

The following post is from Julie Baak, the Practice Manager for the Arthritis Center in Saint Louis, Missouri and a fierce patient advocate. What is a Copay Accumulator? Copay accumulator programs target the most costly specialty drugs. These drugs often have copay assistance programs in place to help offset costs to patients. A copay assistance program is where…

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