FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Georgia House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Reform Step Therapy Insurance Practice
HB 63 Allows Physicians to Override ‘Fail First’ Insurer Decisions in Treatment of Cancer, MS, Diabetes, Psoriasis, Arthritis & Other Chronic Conditions when Medically Necessary;
More than 20 States Have Already Enacted Similar Laws
Atlanta, GA (Feb. 15, 2019) – More than 30 Georgia patient and provider groups led by the Rx in Reach Coalition today applauded the state House of Representatives for passing House Bill 63 – legislation sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta) to reform the insurance practice known as step therapy, which forces patients to try and fail on medications other than what their health care provider prescribes. In some cases, insurers even require step therapy when patients have already tried the insurer-preferred medications, or when those medications could cause their health to deteriorate.
House Bill 63 will now move to the Georgia State Senate for consideration…
Read the full press release at https://www.rxinreachga.org/house-passage-release