Why the Cost of Vaccines Is Soaring

The cost of vaccines has been soaring over the past 20 years in the United States.

The cost of vaccines has gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits in the last two decades, creating dilemmas for doctors and patients and straining public health budgets. Some doctors have even stopped offering immunizations because they say they cannot afford them to because insurers often reimburse poorly. Elisabeth Rosenthal talks about the situation. Her article in the July 2 edition of The New York Times, “The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring,” is part of her ongoing series “Paying Till It Hurts.”

There's also a Facebook group for this series. You can join at https://www.facebook.com/groups/payingtillithurts/.