The number of U.S. patients who rack up $1 million health care bills has seen a roughly 90 percent increase between 2014-2017, according to a MarketWatch report, and expensive prescription drugs have a big hand in those high bills.
Sun Life conducted the analysis, which was focused on Sun Life clients.
According to the MarketWatch report, the total cost for a patient suffering from a severe swelling disorder reached about $6.7 million. A patient with a blood disorder could last year expect to spend about $5 million on their health care.
“We’re seeing drug claims that can be in the millions of dollars,” Sun Life Financial U.S. President Dan Fishbein told MarketWatch. “Most people don’t imagine getting an $80,000 prescription, but that’s relatively common now.”
To read the full report on MarketWatch, click here.