Full Coverage for Preventive Medications After Myocardial Infarction

Full Coverage for Preventive Medications After Myocardial Infarction

Heart attack patients discharged from the hospital were more likely to take prescription medications for their condition when copayments were eliminated, compared with patients who had copayments. Patients who had their copayments waived also experienced fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other vascular events over the course of the study period. The trial reduced patients' out-of-pocket spending and did not significantly change total spending by insurers.

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/In-the-Literature/2011/Nov/Full-Coverage-for-Preventive-Medications.aspx