Part II: A Window into Drug Costs

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ECONOMY & BUSINESS
HEALTHCARE
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
5 min read
824 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.
Seeing her monthly bills for prescription drugs on paper is bad enough for Jackson. Having to tell her husband about it makes the stress even worse. Each week, the couple parses out how much money they have for groceries, water, utilities and gas for the car – and how much they’ll need to cover the battery ...

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