It's time to kill the patient COVID-19 tax

It's time to kill the patient COVID-19 tax
Illustration Credit: Greg Groesch/Washington Times

More than 30 million Americans are now unemployed. These folks need all the help our nation can offer. Yet, disturbingly, the Trump administration just finalized a rule that will dramatically spike pharmacy costs. 

The rule allows insurers to disregard manufacturer coupons when calculating patients’ out-of-pocket expenses. This will increase what patients must spend before their insurance kicks in, potentially making critical prescriptions too expensive to fill.

For many Americans, high out-of-pocket costs already drive many to skip needed medicines.

 
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