Experiencing Financial Hardship as a Patient

At the Cost-Sharing Roundtable hosted by the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation in Collaboration with The American Journal of Managed Care on Friday, K. Robin Yabroff, Ph.D. presented data explaining the economic struggles that can be had by those who need medical attention. In the session titled “Financial Hardship: An Emerging Concequence of Illness in the United States,” Yabroff, Strategic Director of Economic Burden of Cancer at the American Cancer Society, led with quotes from anonymous American patients who had experience with financial hardship due to illness.