Friday’s Public Affairs Discussion Group to take on cost-sharing of prescription drugs

In this Friday’s Public Affairs Discussion Group event, Mariana Carrera, assistant professor of economics, will tackle the topic ofHigh Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs: Patient Response, Physician Response, and Public Policy.”

In recent years, insurance plans have implemented a controversial “cost-sharing” approach. Carrera will report on her research about physicians’ response to price constraints on patients and discuss what that suggests for policies about cost-sharing for drugs.

The discussion, organized by the Center for Policy Studies, begins Sept. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library’s Dampeer Room. Coffee, beverages and cookies are provided.

Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.

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