A Kaiser Family Foundation poll last March found that 80 percent of the country believes that prescription drug prices are unreasonable.
Drug spending in the United States is slowing. Retail prescription drugs represent just 10 percent of the $3.5 trillion the nation spent on health care in 2017, according the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. That’s an increase of just 0.4 percent.
90 percent of prescriptions in the United States are less-expensive generic copies of brand-name drugs.
83 percent of Americans insured by their employer had a plan with at least three prescription drug tiers, according to the Kaiser Foundation. The average co-pay for the highest tier was $110.