PRESCRIPTION PRICES SOAR, CONTINUING TO INCREASE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS

Not only do Americans have to be concerned with rising premiums and higher deductibles, but the increasing cost of prescription drugs is continuing to take a toll on budgets across the country. Within the last three years alone, individuals have had to pay an average of 30 percent more for their prescriptions, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

β€œIt’s easy to talk about the cost today, the cost to the plan, the cost to the premium – but we also have to look at the cost to society, when people are losing their jobs and having to shift to government programs for support,” Annalise Dolph, National Multiple Sclerosis Society senior directory of advocacy said in a Lund Report article.

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