High cost limits children from asthma care

May 22, 2014 5:53 PM

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High cost limits children from asthma care

Increasing health insurance co-paysments are becoming a barrier for children requiring asthma treatment.

The study, published Online in JAMA Pediatrics, found that parents with higher co-payments were more likely to switch to less expensive prescriptions, give less medication to their children, or delay seeking medical care. More health insurers and employers are shifting health care costs onto the ins...

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