Study finds insurance barriers disproportionately burden patients with chronic illness

A recentPatient Experience Survey found that Americans with serious chronic conditions, including autoimmune diseases, mental health conditions and neurologic conditions were more likely than all insured Americans to report facing unaffordable out-of-pocket costs. These patients were also more likely to experience insurer-imposed barriers, like prior authorization and fail first. Accessing the medicine patients need is simply too burdensome for many Americans struggling with chronic illness.Here are three critical health insurance challenges facing patients with chronic illnesses.
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Health Insurance Out-of-Pocket Costs Polling Source Type: news