Tuesday, September 27. 2011
A recent poll from Consumer Reports found that 48 percent of all American consumers are not making good decisions when it comes to prescription drug costs.
The aforementioned figure was due to these consumers avoiding a doctor's appointment or necessary procedure in hopes that it would cut healthcare fees. Nearly 30 percent did things regarding healthcare that may have been dangerous to their own well-being. Of those, 16 percent did not fill their prescriptions, while close to 15 percent took pills that were expired.
"Our polling suggests that the burden of prescription drug prices is coming down as our medicine cabinets are more frequently filled with generic drugs," said Lisa Gill, prescription drug editor for Consumer Reports Health. "But the costs of multiple prescriptions has proved to be onerous for many Americans, so much so that some consumers are making unhealthy tradeoffs."
Consumers who are not confident that they can afford their medication may want to reexamine their healthcare plan. Going online and comparing health insurance quotes may be the best way to make sure that they have the best health setup possible.
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