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Obamacare Health Plans Shun the Sick More in 2015 than 2014
National Center for Policy Analysis Health Policy BlogLink to more items from this source
Feb. 19, 2015
"Avalere has done it again, with a study of how Obamacare plans place drugs for the most serious diseases, as HIV, cancer, and multiple sclerosis -- on the highest drug formulary cost-sharing tier. Co-pays of 40 percent are not uncommon. And the situation is worse in 2015 than 2014. [A chart] shows how many silver plans ... place all single-source drugs (that is, branded drugs without generic competition) in a therapeutic category on their most expensive tier. For eight of ten of these categories, a larger share of silver plans do so in 2015 than 2014."

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