Many cancer patients skip drugs because of high cost, study suggests

Many cancer patients skip drugs because of high cost, study suggests

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in News |

By Marie McCullough The Morning Call: Many cancer patients are not taking prescribed oral treatments because of high costs, a study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers suggests. Using a national database of Medicare and private health insurance claims in 2014-15, the researchers looked at whether patients’ unreimbursed expenses were a...

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Customers sue UnitedHealth over prescription drug co-pay costs

Customers sue UnitedHealth over prescription drug co-pay costs

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in News |

By Brendan Pierson   Rueters   UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers,...

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Premiums soar 21 percent for popular health plan

Premiums soar 21 percent for popular health plan

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in News |

By Felice J. Freyer The Boston Globe Thousands of people who buy subsidized health insurance will face substantial premium increases — an average of 21 percent — if they want to keep the only plan that gives them access to certain prestigious Boston hospitals. That insurer, Neighborhood Health Plan, has raised its rates dramatically for customers of the...

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Cancer Meds Often Bring Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients, Report Finds

Cancer Meds Often Bring Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients, Report Finds

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in News |

Cancer Meds Often Bring Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients, Report Finds By Julie Appleby November 19, 2015   Cancer patients shopping on federal and state insurance marketplaces often find it difficult to determine whether their drugs are covered and how much they will pay for them, the advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society says in...

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