ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Study: More scripts filled among ACA-covered patients

August 19, 2016 7:00 AM UTC

In a paper published in Health Affairs, researchers from the RAND Corp. and HHS found that previously uninsured people who obtained health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion provisions obtained and filled more drug prescriptions than they had when they were uninsured.

Some proponents of the ACA, including PhRMA, had hoped the state healthcare exchanges created by the law would add significant numbers of new patients into the prescription drug pool and thus boost biopharma revenues (see BioCentury, June 24, 2013). ...