insurance

Ohio House passes bill aimed to lower patient costs on expensive prescriptions

BY: - March 31, 2022

The Ohio House unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that blocks health insurers from a comparatively stingier accounting practice that requires patients to pay more out of pocket to meet their deductible. To buy expensive drugs, some patients use third parties like charities or manufacturer coupons until they hit their deductibles, at which point insurers pick up […]

House reps target ‘discriminatory’ health insurance practice

BY: - February 19, 2020

Two lawmakers pitched a bill Tuesday they say would block insurers from a practice that shifts health care costs onto patients with chronic diseases who require expensive drugs. Speaking to the House Health Committee, Reps. Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, and Thomas West, D-Canton, proposed prohibiting insurers from using “copay accumulator” policies. These policies prohibit patients from […]