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When a Co-Pay Gets in the Way of Health

" We want patients to receive the best care available. We also want consumer to pay less. And we don't want to bankrupt the government [...]

We want patients to receive the best care available. We also want consumer to pay less. And we don’t want to bankrupt the government or private insurers…

What is a surprise is that amid these complex issues, one policy sidesteps these trade-offs. A few drugs – such as beta-blockers, statins and glycogen control medications – have proved very effective at managing hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Most insurance plans charge something for them. Why not make drugs like these free? Not for everyone, but just the groups for whom they are provably effective.”

 

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Publication Date: 05/02/2015
Source: The New York Times
Author: Margot Sanger-Katz
Publication Date: 29/01/2015
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
Author: Douglas B. Jacobs, Sc. B., and Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., Ph.D.
Publication Date: 25/08/2016
Source: The New York Times
Author: Margot Sanger-Katz
Publication Date: 10/08/2013
Source: The New York Times
Author: Sendhil Mullainathan
Publication Date: 8/10/13
Source: New York Times
Author: SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN