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A Drug Deal That’s Bad for Consumers

Vince205 Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 9:38 AM
I'm sorry, but you seem to be missing some facts. Some of the drug plans are run by the drug stores, themselves(one example-Silverscript is part of CVS). What this can(and probably will) do is have the drug stores dictate their rules on the users. WellCare already does this by telling its users to use their 90 day plan or pay a deductible. This is OK, but what this will do is drive the small drug stores out of business. Now! Where does this all lead?

As drug coverage has become more common, special interests (mainly pharmacy trade groups) are pressuring lawmakers to impose self-serving regulations on health insurance drug plans.

Under the guise of protecting consumers, proposals in more than half a dozen states would likely benefit local drugstores at the expense of consumers. For instance, health plan members are often rewarded with lower cost-sharing if they use mail-order pharmacies for regular medications. Yet, proposals in Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas could make it more difficult to offer you big discounts for ordering prescriptions from the drug...