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Multimillion-Dollar Gene Therapies Offer Patients Hope, But Huge Cost Problems

Multimillion-Dollar Gene Therapies Offer Patients Hope, But Huge Cost Problems

The era of multimillion-dollar gene therapies has arrived, offering a ray of hope for patients with debilitating diseases – but also presenting enormous accessibility challenges. Why is this important: While the projected number of patients likely to receive the treatments is relatively small, it’s unclear how small employers, state Medicaid programs and the rest of …

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In 2020, children under 18 accounted for 25% of mental health spending.

In 2020, children under 18 accounted for 25% of mental health spending.

While older adults account for the lion’s share of overall health care costs, those under 25 are propelling a slow and steady increase in mental health and addictions spending, according to a report by the Benefits Research Institute. employee benefits (EBRI). Why is it important: Employers face an increasingly difficult balancing act: they know that …

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