"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Average Prices per Prescription: 2011
"In 2011, the average price of a prescription was $84, a 1.2 percent increase since 2010 (Appendix A). The highest prices paid were for gastrointestinal prescriptions ($109, a 16.3% decline from 2010). The average price for a filled brand name prescription increased 17.7 percent to $268 (Figure 12). Generic prices decreased 7.2 percent to $33 per prescription."
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