Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Chartbook: Prescription drugs driving CT health costs across payers

According to a new Chartbook, prescription drugs are the largest driver of health costs in our state. We spend more per person on prescriptions than all states but Delaware and that number is rising faster here than most states. Prescriptions consumed 35% of  Connecticut’s Medicaid budget last year, up from 9.4% in 2000. Connecticut’s Healthcare Cabinet is considering dozens of options to control drug costs. Public comment on the options is open through next Monday.