Part I: The Search for Answers

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ECONOMY & BUSINESS
HEALTHCARE
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
3 min read
463 words
Beau Evans
Aug 25, 2021
Key Points
  • Medicare prescription-drugs have skyrocketed 89% in Georgia from 2013 to 2019.
  • Prices for common medications in Georgia have also ballooned during that time.
  • Cost transparency is lacking even from state government as key prescription-drug players blame each other.
For Nicola Jackson, how to stretch her family’s tight budget often boils down to choosing between paying for the prescription drugs she needs to stave off head-splitting migraines or buying groceries. Medicare doesn’t cover all the costs for her medications to treat fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and nerve damage, leaving Jackson to scrape for dollars each month ...

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