Open Enrollment: Beware These Insurance Barriers & PBM Schemes

Open Enrollment: Beware These Insurance Barriers & PBM Schemes

Every year, patients struggle to pick the right health insurance during open enrollment. That difficult task is made harder by insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers. “Formularies, specialty tiers, prior authorization — health insurance might as well...
Punished for insurance? Insured patients pay more for same care

Punished for insurance? Insured patients pay more for same care

Two patients with the same symptoms receive the same treatment at the same hospital. Same bill, right? Patient Patti Joiner learned the hard way that insurance isn’t health care when she visited a Texas emergency room along with her mother experiencing the same flu...