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February 14, 20175min721

Nobody likes unpleasant surprises, particularly when it’s a bill for your out-of-pocket expenses on medicine that you need to stay healthy. These surprises are more and more common as insurance companies have increasingly shifted the cost of prescription medicine to consumers’ pocketbooks. All across Colorado, one in four people are fighting chronic diseases. In my case, I was suffering with Hepatitis C for years until a new antiviral treatment came on the market, which turned out to be a life-saving medical miracle. I am one of the lucky ones. I am cured. For most with a chronic condition, a cure has yet to be developed for their disease, and their course of treatment could last a lifetime. That could be a lifetime of surprise out-of-pocket costs.