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Advocacy groups outraged after a PBM offers a $500 gift card to persuade patients to switch drugs

“Dozens of patient advocacy groups are angry over an unusual move by a pharmacy benefits manager that recently began offering $500 debit cards to people who agree to switch psoriasis medicines after it removed a widely used drug from several of its formularies.” Read the full story

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Kahle testifies for bill to require health insurance to count medication coupons toward plan deductible

“By not allowing coupons to be counted toward the deductible, patients may be put in the position to decide whether to pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket, or not obtain their lifesaving medicines,” Kahle, who chairs the Health Policy Committee, said. “No one should ever be forced to make that decision.” Read the fullRead more about Kahle testifies for bill to require health insurance to count medication coupons toward plan deductible[…]

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2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway to Limit Consumers' Benefit from Drug Coupons

“Advocates for consumers with chronic conditions say the rule will make it harder for patients with conditions such as cancer and multiple sclerosis who rely on very expensive drugs to afford them.” Read the full story

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