Prescription Drug Use Rises, Out-of-Pocket Spending Drops Among Individuals

The RAND Corporation issued the following news release: People who gained health coverage following the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion sharply increased their use of prescription drugs, while their out-of-pocket spending for medications dropped significantly, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Studying the experiences of [...]

2016-08-18T21:39:41+00:00August 18th, 2016|Tags: , |

Health spending growing rapidly; Rising drug costs help fuel 5.3 percent increase in 2014

U.S. health care spending last year grew at the fastest pace since President Barack Obama took office, driven by expanded coverage under his namesake law and rapidly rising prescription drug costs, the government said Wednesday. After five years of historically low growth, national health expenditures increased by 5.3 percent in [...]

2015-12-04T01:05:44+00:00December 4th, 2015|Tags: , |
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