Monday, 20 May 2019
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Minnesota patients paying the price of drug roulette – Star Tribune

After he was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, Rob Kilbourn and his doctor settled on a pill that controlled his blood sugar perfectly. Eight months later, his health insurer took it off the list of drugs it pays for, sending him into a weekslong scramble for a substitute that would work as well.

Now he has to inject his meds in addition to taking a pill, and it took several doctor visits and lab tests to find the right combination.

“I went from taking a pill working wonderfully and now I’m injecting myself. It is frustrating that our health care is being determined by insurance companies and not by our doctors,” said Kilbourn, of Lakeville.

Source: http://www.startribune.com/insurers-pharmacy-changes-put-patients-doctors-in-a-bind/506603662/

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