SAIM Coalition Honors State Lawmakers for Work to Improve Patient Access to Medication

SAIM Coalition Honors State Lawmakers for Work to Improve Patient Access to Medication   Honorees championed legislation to curb high out-of-pocket costs, step therapy Members of the State Access to Innovative Medicines (SAIM) Coalition today recognized four state lawmakers for their work to pass legislation aimed at improving patient access to prescription medications. Assemblyman Daniel…

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Wisconsin Passes Step Therapy Reform

Wisconsin Passes Step Therapy Reform Photo Credit: Wisconsin Step Therapy Coalition On July 9, 2019, Governor Tony Evers signed legislation that will put common sense patient protections in place for the practice of step therapy.  The legislation becomes effective January 1, 2020 and will protect Wisconsonites insured through state regulated, individual market plans. Health care…

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Step Therapy Reform Prevails in Maine

Step Therapy Reform Prevails in Maine   The SAIM Coalition supports Governor Janet Mills and Maine lawmakers in the passage of L.D. 1009 – An Act To Provide Protections for Maine Patients Facing Step Therapy. This new law will help Maine patients receive the medications that their health care providers prescribe in an expeditious manner.…

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Step Therapy Reform Signed into Law in Delaware

Step Therapy Reform Signed into Law in Delaware Advocates and SAIM Coalition members joined forces in Delaware to pass step therapy reform. With unanimous committee and floor votes, HB 105 had overwhelming support from the legislature. The bill was championed by Melissa Minor-Brown in the House as well as Senator David McBride and Senator Nicole…

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Washington Passes Step Therapy Reform!

Washington Passes Step Therapy Reform! Governor Inslee signed HB 1879 into law yesterday, expanding patient protections in Washington State. This new law places guardrails in prescription drug utilization management (UM) protocols and requires a health plan to clearly post the process and criteria for prescription drugs that require a UM protocol, including prior authorization and…

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