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Why do I pay so much for my medicines?
While we negotiate with insurers and advocate that patient out-of-pocket costs be affordable, insurers set the amount their policy holders pay for medicines. In recent years, insurers have significantly increased out-of-pocket costs.
- Right now, many of the sickest patients—such as those with cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis—end up paying the highest copayment and out-of-pocket costs.
Because medicines are among the most powerful tools for preventing and treating illness and for offsetting other healthcare costs, Pfizer believes insurance should cover the cost of medicines physicians prescribe.
- We do not support insurance models that limit access to necessary treatments.
We are working with insurance providers, government, and others to improve access and affordability of treatments.
- We offer patient assistance programs to help those having trouble affording their copayments.