(By Charles Ornstein for ProPublica)
Consumers, including a ProPublica reporter, love saving money using drug copay coupons. But by upending the benefit structure of health insurers, these clever marketing tools may be increasing costs for everyone.
This story was co-published with the Washington Post.
A few months back, after returning from a family vacation that involved lots of pool time, my 9-year-old son complained that his ear hurt. A Sunday morning trip to urgent care brought a diagnosis of swimmer’s ear — an infection of the outer ear canal — and a prescription for ear drops.
When my wife went to fill the prescription, for a quarter of an ounce, she was told that our share of the cost would be $135. Read article here….
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