HB 561: Prescription Drug Coverage
GENERAL BILL by Altman
Prescription Drug Coverage; Requires individual & group health insurers & HMOs to provide notice of prescription drug formulary changes; specifies requirements for notice of medical necessity submitted by treating physicians; specifies coverage requirement & restrictions on coverage modification by insurers & HMOs receiving such notice; requires insurers & HMOs to maintain record of formulary changes; requires small employer carriers to comply with requirements for prescription drug formulary changes; requires insurers & HMOs to apply reductions in out-of-pocket expenses for prescription drugs toward cost-sharing obligations.
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 46
• Introduced -HJ 46
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
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