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Second-Guessing Your Doctor: Possible Barriers to Access

By Allyson Funk  |    October 29, 2014
When selecting health insurance coverage to suit you and your family’s needs, you may think it is safe to assume your plan will help cover the medicines prescribed by your doctor. This, however,...   Read More

Access to Combination Therapies May Be Limited with Exchange Coverage

By Allyson Funk  |    October 23, 2014
Would you rather take three different pills a day, following specific instructions for each, making sure you don’t forget one or just one pill a day that has the same effect? As drug development...   Read More

ICYMI – NYT: Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

By Allyson Funk  |    October 20, 2014
In case you missed it, a front-page story in The New York Times this weekend told the story of Patricia Wanderlich and several other patients who, despite purchasing coverage through the health...   Read More

The ABCs of Health Coverage

By Allyson Funk  |    October 14, 2014
  Insurance jargon can be confusing. Whether you’ve been choosing a health plan annually for years or have coverage for the first time, it can be tricky to figure out exactly what your plan covers...   Read More

When It Comes to Getting Your Meds, Are You Covered?

By Allyson Funk  |    October 1, 2014
Four in five American adults take at least one medication, and more than one in four take five medicines or more. For patients to live longer, healthier lives, being able to access needed...   Read More

High Cost of Medicines in Health Insurance Exchange Plans Is Harming Patients

By Robert Zirkelbach  |    June 12, 2014
PhRMA President and CEO John J. Castellani recently joined several patient organizations to raise concerns about patients’ access to medicines in the new health insurance exchanges.  They discussed...   Read More

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