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Insurers shift drug costs to patients
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Advancement in drugs for cancer, AIDS/HIV, lupus and other conditions has benefited millions of patients. But within the past three years, insurance companies have required more patients to foot part of the cost for these specialty drugs, leaving many with bills in the tens of thousands of dollars each year.

Jennifer Ziegler of Hawthorne used to pay a $50 flat fee for a host of medications she needs to treat her rheumatoid arthritis.