See how prescription costs are driving up insurance rates.
How skyrocketing drug costs affect you and your insurance rates.
Without a doubt, prescription medicines play a critical role in helping prevent, manage and cure conditions and diseases. But rising prices make it difficult for some people to afford the medications they need. See how this directly affects you and your insurance premiums.
Without a doubt, prescription medicines play a critical role in helping prevent, manage and cure conditions and diseases.
In 2014, more than half a million Americans took medications that cost $50,000 or more—quite a sum considering the median household income was $53,657. 52, 53
What’s more, in the span of a single year — 2013-2014 — the number of patients with medication costs of $100,000 or more almost tripled. Insurance covered a big portion of the costs for these expensive drugs—to the tune of $52 billion.54
How can I get access to more pricing information?
For Blue Cross NC customers, Blue Connect is a great place to start. Customers can log in and compare the price of common procedures. And with the Blue Cross NC cost transparency tool, any North Carolinian can search common procedures and compare estimates between nearby hospitals.
Not a Blue Cross NC Member? Use the Cost Transparency Tool.
Need information about prescription drugs or pharmacy services? We’ve partnered with Prime Therapeutics to provide the information you need. Look up drug prices and pharmacies.