One of the main reasons healthcare costs continue to rise, is the members prescription drug costs. I wonder what our costs would look like without adding these costs. I would say that more than half of my clients run into financial difficulties, because of their drug costs.
The coverage gap is narrowing every year, but the government tends to increase the amount to reach that gap yearly. As long as there’s politics involved in the process it seems the consumer always ends on the losing end.
Only time will tell if changes in the coverage gap and overall drug prices will make a difference in the consumers pocketbooks. There are plans by the government to lower drug costs, but as usual there are differences of opinion as to how to do it. Hopefully they can come up with a plan to benefit the consumer as opposed to being at a stalemate where nobody benefits. —Dave Obregon | 888-355-1599