Health insurers using drug coverage to discriminate

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-health-drug-coverage-discriminate.html

Jacobs and senior author Benjamin Sommers, assistant professor of health policy and economics, analyzed what they call “adverse tiering”—in which all drugs for certain conditions are placed in the highest cost-sharing tiers—in 12 states in the federal marketplace…

The researchers noted that insurers’ use of “adverse tiering” puts significant and unexpected financial strain on those with chronic conditions…

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