If you are not yet on Medicare and use a drug manufacturer’s discount coupon or co-pay assistance card to save money on medicine, this article in Kiplinger advises consumers to check your health plan before you fill your next prescription. Otherwise, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise at the pharmacy counter. You might be subject to a co-pay accumulator program, which is a new restriction that prevents your discount card or coupon from counting toward your deductible. PAN Foundation President and CEO Dan Klein spoke to Kiplinger about the harmful impacts of these health insurance policies.
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