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Prescription-Drug Plans' Use of Specialty Tiers Promotes Inequalities
Date:8/10/2011

vity and a willingness to find new answers for old problems, but also necessitates a steadfast commitment to the principle that the health and safety of all Americans is paramount. The temptation to quietly erect barriers to quality health care through specialty tiers and other forms of cost shifting that are insensitive to a beneficiary's financial abilities must be resisted. Cost shifting will be dressed up as an easy and obvious solution, but insurers should have no role in picking winners and losers among those who depend upon them."

The issue brief explores the important contribution that health insurance (public as well as private) has made to improvements in the quality of life and to longevity in this country. In this context, Dr. Puckrein and Ms. Wartman question the wisdom of specialty tiering and urge insurers to stop the practice.

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Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1998, the National Minority Quality Forum (http://www.nmqf.org) was established to strengthen national and local efforts to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations through the use of evidence-based, data-driven initiatives.


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