Prescription Medications Are A Problem For The Health Care System

1415 Words Oct 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Prescription medications are a valuable part of the United States’ health care system. Patients heavily rely on their life-saving medications to keep them living healthy and active lifestyles. Unfortunately, the costs for these life-saving treatments have continued to rise over the years. Even drugs that have been on the market for decades are experiencing routine double-digit price increases, that continually outpace inflation rates even though the demand for products are falling. America’s Health Insurance Plans, or AHIP, is the stakeholder that advocates for better health care policies that will “expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans” (AHIP). AHIP acknowledges that high-cost drugs are a problem for the health care system. To educate and inform their advocates about this issue, AHIP provides visual aids that employ the rhetorical appeals of ethos, logos, pathos, and kairos to effectively engage and help their targeted audience to understand the serious issue of how high-cost drugs affect their lives now and in the future.
America’s Health Insurance Plans, is a national trade association that advocates for health insurance companies. AHIP’s industry leaders are “committed to driving the innovation needed to create a more affordable and sustainable health care system that allows every American to access the best possible care and live the healthiest possible life” (AHIP). AHIP recognizes the issue of high-cost drugs, and its members are stepping…

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