The high and rising cost of prescription drugs in the United States is a significant health and economic problem for families in our country. As federal policymakers continue to address this problem, it is important to note a copay cap is not an appropriate solution,
While copay caps would shield consumers from some of the most obvious effects of outrageous drug prices in the short term, this approach on its own fails to address the underlying driver of unaffordable drugs — the price set by drug companies and its role in creating high health insurance premium costs for many consumers.
Without question, people should spend less at the pharmacy counter. But the only way all of us in this country will be able to afford their health care is if Congress passes policies that get at the root causes of rising drug prices.