After Capping the Price of Insulin, Colorado Sets Its Sights on EpiPens

Almost four years after becoming the first state to cap insulin prices, Colorado may limit what consumers pay for epinephrine autoinjectors, also known as EpiPens, which treat serious allergic reactions. A proposed state law would cap out-of-pocket copayments at $60 for a two-pack of epinephrine autoinjectors. In 2007, the wholesale price of a single EpiPen … Read more

Armed With Hashtags, These Activists Made Insulin Prices a Presidential Talking Point

Hannah Crabtree got active on Twitter in 2016 to find more people like herself: those with Type 1 diabetes who’d hacked their insulin pumps to automatically adjust the amount of insulin delivered. Soon, though, Crabtree found a more critical diabetes-related conversation happening on Twitter: rising insulin prices. Crabtree’s mother, who also had diabetes, died in … Read more

Nueva herramienta ayudaría a comparar costos de hasta 500 servicios médicos

¿Necesitas tratamiento médico en 2023 y quieres reducir los gastos de bolsillo antes de ir al médico? Hay una nueva herramienta para lograrlo. Al menos para los pacientes asegurados. Desde el 1 de enero, las aseguradoras y los empleadores que ofrecen planes de salud deben proporcionar calculadoras en línea para que los pacientes obtengan estimaciones … Read more

Want a Clue on Health Care Costs in Advance? New Tools Take a Crack at It

Need medical treatment this year and want to nail down your out-of-pocket costs before you walk into the doctor’s office? There’s a new tool for that, at least for insured patients. As of Jan. 1, health insurers and employers that offer health plans must provide online calculators for patients to get detailed estimates of what … Read more