Out-of-pocket Healthcare Spending

Specialty Drugs Rake in High Out-of-Pocket Costs for Part D Patients

January 31, 2019 - Medicare Part D enrollees with serious illness can expect extraordinary out-of-pocket healthcare costs as they seek drugs for their conditions, according to a recent analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). “The findings come at a time when the public has expressed concern about the rising cost of prescription drugs and policymakers are considering ways to curb such...

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Out-of-Pocket Insurance Costs Challenge Pre-Medicare Patients

by Sara Heath

The out-of-pocket costs of health insurance coverage is daunting for older adults who don’t yet qualify for Medicare, posing insurance and treatment access issues for this population, according to a recent AARP/University of Michigan...


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