American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fixed fee that subscribers to a medical plan must pay for their use of specific medical services covered by the plan.
“NMFA encourages Congress to require DoD to utilize peer-reviewed research involving beneficiaries and prescription drug benefit options, along with performing additional research involving TRICARE beneficiaries, before making any recommendations on prescription drug benefit changes, such as copayment and tier structure changes for military service members, retirees, and their families.”
“Among people of all ages, 1 in 4 who faced a copayment over $500 did not fill their prescriptions.”
“And what if he was a kid in poverty, without a high copayment, and his parents decided not to take him because of the cost?”
“Often, the copayment for a 60- or 90-day supply will be the same as a 30-day supply at a regular pharmacy.”
“Health Care is underutilized by the Poor for two very important reasons: the first being Insurance companies refuse to provide limited, cheap coverage; the second being Insurance policies are so complex in language Most Poor could not understand what they are covered for and what they are not, while being stuck with a copayment beyond their means.”
“Thought 2 (closely related to thought 1 for those keeping score): The emphasis on coverage thus far has been on the first dollar variety (e.g. low deductible, low copayment, low coinsurance).”
“Under the offer, Pfizer will cover up to $50 of a copayment for every prescription through December 2012.”
“How can patients get Pfizer's copayment promotion?”
“The ophthalmologist, meanwhile, is raking in $836.36 including the patient copayment.”
“Previously, localities could not change the copayment, deductible or any details of any bargaining unit's health plan without the approval of every local union.”
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