Will Healthcare.gov Get A California Makeover?

(By – Pauline Bartolone, Kaiser Health News)

When 28-year-old Charis Hill discovered that the medication to treat her degenerative arthritis condition had risen to $2,000 a month, she chose to be in pain instead.

“I felt like an invalid,” said Hill, who lives in Sacramento and at the time had only catastrophic health coverage. She said the month without medication made it hard to get out of bed.

Paying for drugs isn’t a problem for Hill now: She has a more robust Covered California health plan, and she gets assistance from a drug company program. Read more…

 

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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