Health insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription asthma inhalers. (HB1822)

Introduced By

Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; cost-sharing payments for prescription asthma inhalers. Prohibits health insurance companies and other carriers from setting an amount exceeding $50 per prescription asthma inhaler that a covered person is required to pay at the point of sale in order to receive a covered prescription asthma inhaler. The measure also prohibits a provider contract between a carrier or its pharmacy benefits manager and a pharmacy from containing a provision (i) authorizing the carrier's pharmacy benefits manager or the pharmacy to charge, (ii) requiring the pharmacy to collect, or (iii) requiring a covered person to make a cost-sharing payment for a covered prescription asthma inhaler in an amount that exceeds such limitation. The provisions apply with respect to health plans and provider contracts entered into, amended, extended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

Status

01/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Labor and Commerce Committee

History

DateAction
01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101636D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2021Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions (0-Y 0-N)
01/14/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions

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