There’s little doubt that a very few, very expensive specialtyprescription drugs are driving up the overall cost ofhealth insurance spending. This cost factor rose tothe surface in yet another study which compared prescription drugspending of those covered by Obamacare exchange insurance toanother group covered via traditional health insurance plans.

The study was performed by Express Scripts Holding Company,which produces the Exchange Pulse report.

The latest report offered two comparisons: one between exchangeand traditional health insurance consumers, and another comparingtrends among exchange plan consumers in 2014 and 2015.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.