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Has Medicare Part D Reform Finally Arrived?

For as long as the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan has existed, beneficiaries have struggled with out-of-pocket costs. Now, movement on Capitol Hill suggests this may finally be the year for reform.  

Hidden Co-Pay Programs Blindside Patients

Just as states started banning abusive co-pay accumulator programs, insurers have found a work-around that once again could put patients at a disadvantage when it comes to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.

Taking the Co-pay Out of Coronavirus

The growing threat of coronavirus demands that people get tested if they show flu-like symptoms. Yet some Americans may find it hard to pay for a doctor’s visit, lab testing and treatment.

New “Fast Facts” Examines Issue of Co-Pay Coupons

Are coupons that help patients afford their co-pays a help – or a hindrance – in the age of innovative but costly prescription medications?  A new “Co-Pay Coupons” Fast Facts from the Institute for Patient Access explores why coupons and co-pay assistance programs remain a source of debate – and how they impact patients’ ability to access the medication their doctor prescribes.

Can the Gas Company’s Model Help Seniors Manage Rx Co-pays?

Senior citizens can face crippling out-of-pocket costs for their Medicare Part D prescription drugs. But now the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine has proposed an intriguing solution inspired by an unexpected source: the utility companies.