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Prices Soaring for Specialty
Drugs, Researchers Find

New York Times, by Katie Thomas

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/15/2014 12:35:07 AM

Even as the cost of prescription drugs has plummeted for many Americans, a small slice of the population is being asked to shoulder more and more of the cost of expensive treatments for diseases like cancer and hepatitis C, according to a report to be released on Tuesday by a major drug research firm. The findings echo the conclusions of two other reports released last week by major pharmacy benefit managers, which predicted that spending on so-called specialty drugs would continue to rise. The report, by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, also found that consumers’ use of health care — visits to the doctor,

One way to "hide" death panels is to have specialty drugs priced out of a person´s ability to pay and not have them covered by insurance.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/15/2014 5:36:06 AM     (No. 9811057)

The left is really going to go after end of life costs which they claim costs $55 billion a year.IOW ,let´s celebrate your life and send you packing.

The alternative is for the family to pay end of life insurance to take the burden off Medicare.Everybody knows it´s a heartbreaking decision to let go of their parents or grandparents and then there´s always a chance of a miracle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/15/2014 7:33:30 AM     (No. 9811137)

Burwell´s plan to kill off people who no longer contribute to the Borg is starting to work. Is that Burwell character up for nomination to the HHS his spawn?

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