Early Drug Claims Suggest Exchange Plan Enrollees Are Sicker Than Average

Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby, working in partnership with The Daily Beast, reports: “Offering a first glimpse of the health care needs of Americans who bought coverage through federal and state marketplaces, an analysis of the first two months of claims data shows the new enrollees are more likely to use expensive specialty drugs to treat conditions like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C than those with job-based insurance” (Appleby, 4/9). Read the story.

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