The Staggering Cost of Prescription Drugs in Georgia

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ECONOMY & BUSINESS
HEALTHCARE
POLITICS & POLICY
SOCIAL ISSUES
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
3 min read
462 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.
Costs for prescription drugs have risen dramatically over the past decade in Georgia while people struggling to pay for medications have little idea as to why. In recent years, Georgia residents and their insurers have spent more on prescription drugs and for out-of-pocket medication costs not covered by health plans than most states in the ...

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