My information was compiled from The Washington Post, The Bennington Banner(Vermont) and Fox News . Distressingly, It was the same from all sources.


"Copays for brand-name drugs are going up sharply in some cases.
Copays for preferred brand-name drugs will increase by 40 percent on average
next year,(2012), and non-preferred brands will average nearly 30 percent more,
according to the study by Avalere Health. Copays are the portion of the cost of
each prescription that the customer pays the pharmacy.


Avalere, a data analysis firm that serves industry and government, says its
findings show that Medicare prescription plans are steadily shifting costs to
chronically ill patients (like people with many neurological conditions)who need more expensive kinds of medications. At the same time, the plans are trying to keep costs in check for the majority whose conditions can be managed with less-expensive generics.

Avalere's findings show that Medicare prescription plans are steadily shifting costs to patients who need more expensive kinds of medications, while trying to keep costs in check for those whose conditions can be managed with less-expensive generics.
Avalere found that copays for generic drugs will remain stable or decline. "



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