KEY TAKEAWAYS:

-Consumer Reports survey of 1,200 adults who currently take prescription medications. During the past year, 22 percent of them—which comes to [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]an estimated 27 million Americans—experienced a price hike for one or more of their medications.[/inlinetweet]

-[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]About 20 percent said they said they didn’t fill their prescription at all because of costs.[/inlinetweet]

-More than a quarter of people blamed their insurer for their drug price increase.

-According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40 percent of adults younger than 65 who get insurance through their employer had high-deductible plans in 2016. That’s up from 26 percent in 2011.