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Patients Lose Access to Free Medicines Amid Spat Between Drugmakers, Health Plans - WSJ

Growing numbers of people with insurance must also pay a sum, called a deductible, at the start of each year before their health plan will start reimbursing for drugs.

This is a direct result of government interventions in healthcare markets.

The Affordable Care Act drove patients into high deductible plans, and boy are those deductibles high, while the Inflation Reduction Act introduced prescription price controls.

It’s really, really expensive for patients when the government “helps.”

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