Percentage of U.S. adults using selected strategies to reduce prescription drug costs in 2013, by insurance coverage*
U.S. adults using strategies to lower prescription drug costs by coverage 2013
This statistic displays the distribution of adults in the United States aged 18-64 years who used select strategies to reduce prescription drug costs within the last 12 months, in 2013, by health insurance coverage status. During this year, 16.5 percent of adults who were uninsured, asked the doctor for a lower-cost medication.
Percentage of U.S. adults using selected strategies to reduce prescription drug costs in 2013, by insurance coverage*
PrivateMedicaidUninsured
Did not take medication as prescribed6.1%10.4%14%
Asked doctor for a lower-cost medication14%14%16.5%
Bought prescription drugs from another country1%0.7%4.2%
Used alternative therapies3.5%3.9%9.4%
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U.S. adults using strategies to lower prescription drug costs by coverage 2013
This statistic displays the distribution of adults in the United States aged 18-64 years who used select strategies to reduce prescription drug costs within the last 12 months, in 2013, by health insurance coverage status. During this year, 16.5 percent of adults who were uninsured, asked the doctor for a lower-cost medication.
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