Patients Overpay For Prescriptions 23% Of The Time, Analysis Shows

(By Sydney Lupkin for Kaiser Health News)

As a health economist, Karen Van Nuys had heard that it’s sometimes cheaper to pay cash at the pharmacy counter than to put down your insurance card and pay a copay.

So one day, she asked her pharmacist how much her prescription would cost if she didn’t use her health coverage and paid cash.

“And sure enough, it was [several dollars] below my copay,” Van Nuys said. Continue reading article here…

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