Letâ€™s start with the actual report.
The first thing to note is that the AARP report relies on a measure of wholesale cost from a proprietary dataset â€“ not the actual prices paid by cash customers. Patients with insurance (yes â€“ like Part D) donâ€™t ever see these prices. Americaâ€™s insured focus their attention and anger on ever-rising co-pays (which increase many times-fold the price of the prescription medicines they are, in theory, linked to).
I think the folks over at Big Insurance (yes â€“ like the AARP) have some â€˜splaining to do.
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