Michelle Andrews

Staggering Prices Slow Insurers’ Coverage of Cancer Therapy

Candidates for a new type of gene therapy have had trouble gaining access to the medications, with some patients denied coverage.

Patients whose blood cancers have failed to respond to repeated rounds of chemotherapy may be candidates for a new type of gene therapy that could send their cancers into remission for years.

Consumers Contributing Less To Health Savings Accounts, Study Finds

Even though consumers are digging deeper to cover rising out-of-pocket medical costs, they’re contributing less to health savings accounts that could help take the sting out of their expenses, according to a new study.

Between 2011 and 2014, the percentage of people who said they contributed nothing to their health savings accounts (HSAs) more than doubled, to 23 percent, according to a survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

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