Access & Affordability

Examining high prescription drug spending for people with employer sponsored health insurance

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Examining high prescription drug spending for people with employer sponsored health insurance

Recent surveys have found that while most people taking prescriptions are able to afford the costs, a sizable share reports having difficulty affording their medication (26% of those taking prescription drugs, or 14% of the total population). Nearly one in ten adults report delaying or forgoing their prescription due to cost, raising concerns about the […]

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U.S. health system is performing better, though still lagging behind other countries

U.S. health system is performing better, though still lagging behind other countries

The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker is launching a new Health System Dashboard that will track U.S. health system performance over time across four domains: health spending, quality of care, access and affordability, and health and wellbeing. The dashboard examines trends …

Examining high prescription drug spending for people with employer sponsored health insurance

Examining high prescription drug spending for people with employer sponsored health insurance

Recent surveys have found that while most people taking prescriptions are able to afford the costs, a sizable share reports having difficulty affording their medication (26% of those taking prescription drugs, or 14% of the total population). Nearly one in …

This collection of charts and a related brief explore international comparisons of social, environmental, and economic factors that influence health but are in some respects outside the control of the health system. Relative to similarly wealthy countries, the U.S. has …

Despite having significantly higher health spending than comparably wealthy and sizable countries, the U.S. lags behind other countries in several measures of health outcomes, with worse life expectancy, mortality, and disease burden rates. Some of this cross-national difference in health …

Although Medicare provides Americans over the age of 65 with nearly universal health insurance coverage, seniors in the U.S. nevertheless face more cost-related access problems than elderly adults in other industrialized countries, according to a recent study.

An international survey …