Are expensive prescriptions the cause of skyrocketing health care cost?
We got the following message from Anthem Blue Cross today in a section called “Getting to the bottom of your health care costs.”
“Did you know: 10-year study indicates spending for prescription drug use in America is on the rise? U.S. spending for prescription drugs more than doubled to $234.1 billion over the 10 years covered by a study released by the Centers for Disease Control in September 2010 as part of its National Center for Health Statistics data brief. Among those ages 60 or older, 37% used five or more prescriptions per month.”
Obviously, Anthem has an agenda to show America that there is a reason for their raising health insurance premiums. What do you think? Are high cost prescriptions and our over reliance on them the cause of our health insurance problems?
Let us know what you think about insurance costs and its relation to prescription drug cost.