Clinton proposes drugs cap
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a $250 monthly cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs and other measures to stop what she called "price gouging" by pharmaceutical companies.
The monthly cap would limit what insurance companies could ask patients to pay for drugs that treat chronic or serious medical conditions.
The Kaiser Health Tracking poll also published its findings on prescription drug costs. "About half of Americans (54%) report currently taking a prescription drug, and a large majority of them (72%) say their prescriptions are very or somewhat easy to afford. However, about a quarter (24%) say paying for their drugs is difficult, and the share facing difficulties rises among those with low incomes (33%) or currently taking four or more prescription drugs (38%), and is highest for those in fair or poor health (43%)."