“They price it because they can”
March 13, 2018 9:54 AM Subscribe
Drug makers have raised prices on treatments for life-threatening or chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis, diabetes and cancer. In turn, insurers have shifted more of those costs onto consumers. Saddled with high deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs that expose them to a drug’s rising list price, many people are paying thousands of dollars a month merely to survive.
These are the stories of Americans living daily with the reality of high-cost drugs. And there are millions of others just like them. The Price They Pay (ProPublica, NYT)