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Study of state parity laws for cancer treatment - Not The Intended Results (Three Card Monte?)

Study of state parity laws for cancer treatment

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Here is the original JAMA study:

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Researchers compared the use of oral anti-cancer medicines and out-of-pocket spending between patients in the self-funded plans and those in state-regulated plans to determine the impact of parity laws.

“We are a bit concerned about that finding, because when you think about who would have been the target of the law, parity is intended to help people afford the cost of their treatment,” Dusetzina said. “The most expensive fills got more expensive after parity. That’s concerning.”

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