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Silver health plans set stiffer cost-sharing on drugs than employer plans
Modern Healthcare

Two new studies show how health plans are jacking up patients’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.

The studies highlight some of the concerns raised during Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing featuring the CEOs of seven major pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Senators of both parties tore into the executives over their pricing practices, arguing that they have made drugs unaffordable for many Americans. But the CEOs blamed insurers and pharmacy benefit managers for some of the problems.

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