December 3, 2021
  • A new Urban Institute report estimates that 13 million adults delayed getting or didn’t fill prescription drugs prior to the COVID-19 pandemic due to cost. Nearly 10 percent of Americans who were uninsured all year reported unmet prescription drug needs, compared with 4.9 percent of Medicare beneficiaries, 3.0 percent of privately insured adults, and 5.6 percent of nonelderly adults with Medicaid. More than one-quarter of Medicare beneficiaries and 5.3 percent of privately insured adults spent more than 1 percent of their household income on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs. (Report here)