By Matthew Cooper, MD, Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute.
If you have received a transplant, you’ve probably had this discussion with your transplant team, “How will you pay for your immunosuppressive medications?”
It’s an even more important question now as a new study, funded by the National Kidney Foundation, found that many insurance plans in the healthcare exchange marketplace are pushing the cost of immunosuppressive medications to patients. This means many patients may pay the out-of-pocket maximum for their medications, up to $6,200 in 2015, and $6,850 in 2016.
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