High prescription prices are causing a lot of people to just go without because they can't afford to pay for their meds.
A new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds 13 million Americans will hold off on filling their prescriptions because they cost too much.
That includes almost two and a half million people on Medicare and almost four million people on private insurance.
The study also shows a quarter of people in both of those categories spent more than 1 percent of their family income on prescription drugs.
“It's tragic that millions of people don't take needed prescription drugs because they can't afford them,” said Katherine Hempstead, a senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which funded the study.
"As we recover from COVID-19 and try to create a more equitable society, ensuring that prescription drugs are affordable must be a policy priority," Hempstead said in a news release from the Urban Institute, which conducted and published the study.