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Patients’ choices narrower, yet cost of insurance rises
Los Angeles Times

It’s hard enough having a serious condition like cancer or kidney failure. It’s even worse, some might think, when your health insurer says you have to buy your medicine from the pharmacy of its choice — or pay the full amount for expensive life-saving drugs elsewhere.

Yet that’s precisely what Anthem Blue Cross is telling people who require so-called specialty medicines, which are used for complex conditions and can cost thousands of dollars a month.

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