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As Drug Costs Soar, People Delay Or Skip Cancer Treatments

Published Wednesday March 15

Stacie Dusetzina , a researcher at the University of North Carolina who has found that…

Robert Durell for Kaiser Organization News

Robert Durell for Kaiser World News

John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger.

The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare would charge Krahne a $3, two hundred copay in Dec then another $3, two hundred in Jan as a completely new year of coverage kicked inches

Doctors have a term for Krahne’s problem: financial toxicity.

For Medicare Patients, No Ceiling On Copays

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