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  • The Woonsocket, R.I., company's move highlights the friction over so-called "co-pay cards" from drug makers that can short-circuit incentives used by health plans to encourage less expensive medications.

    CVS Disfavors Some Drugs

  • Let's get from them a $15 or $20 co-pay, which is a third or so of the cost of going to the doctor, and a little co-pay on medicine perhaps, again all as reasonable as you can make it, with participation fee from the SCHIP folks.

    Jason Salzman: Foster Care for Kids Whose Parents Won't Pay More to Take Them to the Doctor?

  • Â Let's get from them a $15 or $20 co-pay, which is a third or so of the cost of going to the doctor, and a little co-pay on medicine perhaps, again all as reasonable as you can make it, with participation fee from the SCHIP folks.

    Jason Salzman: Foster Care for Kids Whose Parents Won't Pay More to Take Them to the Doctor?

  • These are simply benefits that you are paying for "up front" with your premium; you can't be charged an additional co-pay, co-insurance or deductible.

    Emily Spitzer: Take a Pill

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services caused quite a stir recently when it made final a rule requiring private insurance plans to cover basic preventive services without an additional co-pay or deductible starting in 2012.

    Emily Spitzer: Take a Pill

  • Included in the adjustments are the accelerated introduction of co-pay fees for some health-care visits.

    Italy Urges Unity on Debt Crisis

  • In response to the Obama administration's plans to eliminate the co-pay for contraception, Dana Perino of Fox News responded that she didn't see why women spending money on $5 frappuccinos couldn't spend $5 for a contraception co-pay -- with no clue that there might be women who can't afford $5 for coffee.

    June Carbone: Family Values? Conservative Economics Have Shredded Marriage Rates

  • With high-pay compensation and virtually no benefits co-pay, the politically arrogant unions are bankrupting America -- which by some estimates is suffering from $3 trillion in unfunded liabilities.

    A decisive moment: Public employee unions or the common good?

  • But the PBM sector's industry group recently issued a study claiming co-pay cards could hike drug costs to employers and health insurers by $32 billion over the next decade.

    CVS Disfavors Some Drugs

  • The company added that a number of drugs removed from its list include those supported by co-pay cards, along with costly drugs that aren't used much.

    CVS Disfavors Some Drugs

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