Solutions for Lowering Prescription Drug Costs

UnitedHealth Group is reducing prescription drug costs for consumers with actionable policies and point-of-care tools.

The Impact


Dollars spent per year on prescription drugs by the average American – more than any other country.


Projected growth in retail prescription drug costs from 2020 to 2025, reaching $471B.


Number of Americans who have difficulty affording their prescriptions.

We Have Ideas.

States that fully leverage PBM capabilities can save Medicaid $112B over the next decade.

Value-based drug payments can save consumers 28%.

Capping drug exclusivity can save Medicare more than $20 billion over the next 10 years.

See How We Do It

Related Research

Sep 09, 2019 

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