Why cancer treatment will always have out-of-pocket costs

1 May 2019 - Even the most diligent and persistent patients will find it difficult to go in and out of ...

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'Missing out on basic health care': Australians spend $34 billion a year on out-of-pocket health costs

15 April 2019 - Australians are paying more for health care than most other developed nations, forking out $34 billion ...

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Both sides bank on patient power

10 April 2019 - Behind all the political point ­scoring, there is bipartisan acknowledg­ment that something should be done about ...

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The impact of pharmaceutical rebates on patients’ drug expenditures

18 March 2019 - The drug-pricing landscape in Canada is complex, with 4 different agencies and each provincial, territorial and federal ...

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Vulnerable and shocked: patients targeted by hospital revenue push

11 March 2019 - A new mum hours out of surgery and suffering from blood loss was badgered by the ...

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U.S. drug prices, but not out-of-pocket costs, are the world's highest

8 March 2019 - With drug prices rising sitting at 10% of skyrocketing health care costs and pharmaceutical companies socking ...

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Trump administration proposes higher ‘Obamacare’ premiums

18 January 2019 - The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium ...

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Pharma backed group attacks a controversial cost-shifting insurance tool by scaring employers

26 November 2018 - As more insurers and employers use a new tool called copay accumulators to fend off copay ...

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Pharma lobby mounts last-ditch effort to fix prescription 'doughnut hole'

20 September 2018 - The pharmaceutical lobby is mounting a last-ditch effort to add a measure to an opioid abuse ...

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Health insurance funds to help government sell premium hikes

6 September 2018 - Health funds will provide an unprecedented level of detail with their applications to raise premiums next ...

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Australian millennials are sick of paying for baby boomers' health care

5 September 2018 - Young people are quitting private health insurance in droves. ...

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Patient charges for PBS prescriptions: example calculations

4 September 2018 - Example calculations of patient charges for PBS prescriptions are now available. ...

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Patients being bled by specialists as out-of-pocket costs surge

30 August 2018 - Health insurance giant Medibank has warned that one in eight of its customers is being forced ...

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Life-changing drug Spinraza for spinal muscular atrophy patients costing adults at least $500,000

29 August 2018 - In a small lounge in Essendon, with his parents by his side, Chris Kessaris sat in ...

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She paid $3.47 for a prescription drug. The retail price was 10,000% higher.

28n August 2018 - Stephanie Garman picked up some prescription meds from CVS the other day. Normally she doesn’t give ...

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