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For many drugs, the price for someone using an insurance plan can be much higher than someone simply paying cash through a cash price network.

The rising cost of prescription drugs in the US is a huge problem. One-third of Americans do not fill prescriptions they need because of cost. And the steeper the cost of the prescription climbs, so do the levels of prescription abandonment. No one should have to choose between buying food and taking life-impacting medicine, but sadly even those with insurance sometimes do.

Related: Majority of Americans support current efforts to bring down drug prices

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