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Medical Advocate: Copayments Go Sky High Under Obamacare

Monday, 21 Oct 2013 07:12 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Americans with serious illnesses are going to see their copayments skyrocket, says Dr. Robert Goldberg, cofounder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

"It turns out with cancer patients, for instance, that people who are used to paying $70 a month for a lifesaving drug will now have to pay $2,000 a month," Goldberg told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"[And] if you're a health plan, you are now under no obligation to add a new drug. So, as an example, there's a new drug that will keep you out of the hospital and avoid surgery for breast cancer, if you have a particular mutation … None of these plans cover it."

In addition, the 800,000 Americans who had healthcare before Obamacare, he added, are learning that their networks of doctors are smaller.

"That's not good," he said. "It's going to cost a lot of people a lot more."

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