The Health of America | Blue Cross Blue Shield
Report November 14, 2018

Prescription drug costs trend update

Prescription drug spending represents over 20 percent of overall healthcare spending for BCBS commercially insured members. To understand why generic drugs are not controlling costs as anticipated, BCBSA and BHI examined two types of branded prescription drugs.

Addressing drug pricing through innovation

Rising prescription drug costs are a heavy burden on members. In an effort to address, Blue Cross Blue Shield companies—including Premera Blue Cross and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield—are testing innovations, backed by data, to help ease this burden.