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MUST Listen-Read: Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica


“The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic illnesses to pay more for their drugs.

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein explains that insurers have long used a tiered pricing system to steer consumers away from expensive brand name medications. But according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans are taking this tactic one step further and charging higher co-payments for some generic drugs.”

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this pressed: Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica


Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs – ProPublica.

EXCERPTS:  The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic illnesses to pay more for their drugs.

ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein explains that insurers have long used a tiered pricing system to steer consumers away from expensive brand name medications. But according to a recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed Care, several prominent health plans are taking this tactic one step further and charging higher co-payments for some generic drugs.”

Under the Affordable Care Act, are the uninsured getting insured? | Americans for Prosperity


Under the Affordable Care Act, are the uninsured getting insured? | Americans for Prosperity.

 

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Dr. John Noseworthy discusses the Future of Health Care


McCray (@tracymccray) published a blog post · January 17th, 2014

The Future of Health Care: Mayo Clinic Radio

On Saturday, Jan. 18, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., joins the show to discuss the future of health care. How does the Affordable Care Act affect the future of health care? Does Mayo Clinic have a role and what responsibilities do patients and the government play? With a rapidly aging population, what challenges does Medicare face and how can those challenges be addressed? Below are video excerpts from the recorded conversation between Dr. Noseworthy and co-hosts Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray. 

 

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