Chicago Tribune: AIDS Foundation of Chicago complains about insurers’ high drug prices

Chicago Tribune: AIDS Foundation of Chicago complains about insurers’ high drug prices

By Wes Venteicher

Two major insurers are charging much more than others for several common HIV and AIDS medications in Illinois, drawing complaints from AIDS advocates that the companies may be trying to discourage high-cost patients from choosing their plans on the federal health insurance marketplace.

Several standard treatments cost more than $1,000 per month on many Coventry Health Care and Humana plans, while some of the same drugs cost as little as $35 on plans other insurers sell on the exchange, according to an AIDS Foundation of Chicago analysis.

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