For patients with serious chronic conditions, including life-threatening illnesses, access to medication is essential.
Although 63% of Americans are unable to afford even a $500 emergency expense, individual health care deductibles, which must be paid in their entirety before a plan pays one dollar toward a patient’s care, now average $4,328 annually. Escalating deductibles and out of pocket health costs jeopardize access to care for many patients. For millions of Americans living with complex chronic conditions, the only way to access their specialty medications (many without generic alternatives) is with copay coupons, discount cards, and charitable assistance.
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