ACA Health Insurance Exchanges Breakaway Report

A new report from Breakaway Health reviews the benefit designs relating to prescription medicines and other health care items and services -- looking at deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, cost sharing, and other factors. 

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Biopharmaceuticals in Medicare, Medicaid and Department of Veterans Affairs

This chart pack features key facts about prescription medicines in three major government programs Medicare, Medicaid and the Veterans Affairs (VA) drug benefit each provide drug coverage through different methods of administration.

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Backgrounder: Impact of Restricted Drug Coverage

Restrictions on drug coverage can harm patients and increase health care costs.

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What Are Health Insurance Exchanges?

11.12.14 | By

You’ve probably heard about the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges or even the health insurance marketplace. But what does it all mean? Health insurance exchanges or the marketplace offer an alternative source to purchase health coverage if you don’t buy it on your own, receive it through your employer, or from another public program.

Access to Combination Therapies May Be Limited with Exchange Coverage

10.23.14 | By

Would you rather take three different pills a day, following specific instructions for each, making sure you don’t forget one or just one pill a day that has the same effect?

As drug development advances, so have efforts to simplify medication delivery for patients in the form of combination therapies. These medicines contain two or more pharmaceutical ingredients in one single dose to treat a specific disease. 

Disparities in Health Coverage: Not All Services Are Created Equal

10.22.14 | By

When it comes to health coverage, access to health care services is not always the same. For some, out-of-pocket costs may create barriers to access and hinder adherence to needed services and treatments.

ICYMI – NYT: Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

10.20.14 | By

In case you missed it, a front-page story in The New York Times this weekend told the story of Patricia Wanderlich and several other patients who, despite purchasing coverage through the health insurance exchange, or marketplace, have found high, and often combined, deductibles are a major hurdle to accessing needed care.

The ABCs of Health Coverage

10.14.14 | By

Insurance jargon can be confusing. Whether you’ve been choosing a health plan annually for years or have coverage for the first time, it can be tricky to figure out exactly what your plan covers and how to prepare for out-of-pocket costs.  

When It Comes to Getting Your Meds, Are You Covered?

10.01.14 | By

Four in five American adults take at least one medication, and more than one in four take five medicines or more. For patients to live longer, healthier lives, being able to access needed treatments is critical. Not to mention, adhering to treatment regimens can help prevent costly and burdensome complications down the road.

Health Coverage 101: Back-to-Basics

09.22.14 | By

Have you ever been confused by insurance jargon? What’s a deductible? A copay? When and how do they apply? You’re not alone. According to a national survey by the Department of Education about health literacy, just more than 1 in 10 American adults understand how to navigate medical care and health insurance.


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