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Insurers often negotiate over the price of generics in batches, reaching agreements for groups of different drugs instead of looking for the lowest price on every drug. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Just because a prescription is covered by insurance doesn’t mean that you’ll be paying less for them. In fact, you might be paying more, according to a New York Times/ProPublica report. The review found Americans may be overpaying for as much as one in every 10 prescriptions by using their insurance instead of seeking out an alternate source and paying cash. 

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