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Hospital Price Hikes: Markups for Drugs Cost Patients Thousands of Dollars

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Published on Feb 16, 2022

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Everyone should be able to get the medications they need at a cost they can afford. But drug prices are out of control, and hardworking families feel the consequences every day. Health insurance providers have developed innovative solutions to make prescription drugs more affordable, including leveraging lower-cost specialty pharmacies to safely distribute physician-administered drugs (sometimes called “white bagging” or “brown bagging”). These solutions help reduce Americans’ out-of-pocket costs and what they pay in premiums – making health care more affordable and accessible for everyone.