Entered a coverage gap? Don’t compromise your health by skipping blood thinners

(BPT) - Navigating insurance coverage, especially with recent changes to prescription drug plans, can be confusing and stressful. This may be true because of increasing out-of-pocket medical costs.

A 2017 Agency for Health Care Quality (AHCQ) study found that 11.5% of low-income adults with 2 or more chronic conditions enrolled in high-deductible health plans pay 10% of their income on out-of-pocket costs for brand name medicines. Additionally, on average these low-income adults with 2 or more chronic conditions mean family out-of-pocket expenditure on brand name drugs ranges from $405-$1020.

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