If You Like Your Medicines, You May Not Be Able to Keep Them

Health plans are cheapening their drug formularies — just like they cheapened their networks of doctors. That’s how their paying for the benefits that President Obama promised, everything from free contraception to a leveling of premiums between older (and typically costlier) beneficiaries, and younger consumers.

Scott Gottlieb in Forbes. See also The Washington Post.

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  1. Tommy says:

    Classic. Letting the consumer shoulder the costs.

  2. Oliver says:

    I’m sick of these pretend cost savings that are actually just a reallocation of costs.

  3. Matt says:

    again with the redistribution of wealth

  4. Mark says:

    This solves nothing in the grander scheme of things.

  5. Yobi says:

    Promises. What are they for.

  6. Martha says:

    Pretty soon we won’t even have a network of doctors covered.

  7. Barbara says:

    The poorer get stuck at the end of the line with this system. They’ll get lower-quality medicine just as they receive lower-quality care.

  8. Jaret says:

    Not entirely sure how successful the free contraception is working on my campus…

  9. Steven says:

    @Jaret I’d be surprised if it was at all.

  10. Bubba says:

    What do you mean? Are health plans reducing my access to therapies like leeches, blood letting and eye of newt?