Gaming the System

Indiscriminate drug price hikes saddle patients with higher medical costs, cause them to skip doses of their medications, split their pills, or force them to abandon treatment altogether. The distorted marketplace for prescription drugs allows for drug prices to increase without warning or justification which begs the question: Why does obtaining medication feel like a never-ending game that patients just can’t win?

PBMs, health insurers, and pharmaceutical companies often game the drug pricing system. These key players prioritize their own profits and cause numerous challenges for patients along the way.

The Object of the Game

The object of the game is to navigate through the opaque drug pricing system to try and obtain your prescription medicine. Beware – unexpected obstacles are likely to get in your way.