Policies to Help Patients Pay Less for Their Medicines: Make Coupons Count

For patients with commercial health insurance, the amount they pay for their medicines is determined by health insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). New tactics by these companies to block manufacturer cost-sharing assistance, also known as copay coupons, threaten to make it harder for patients to get important treatments for chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, HIV, arthritis, hemophilia and others.