73°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
84°
62°
20%
Wed
85°
65°
20%
Thu
87°
68°
50%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Study: Drug coverage to vary under health law

2 years ago December 04, 2012 Dec 4, 2012 Tuesday, December 04 2012 Tuesday, December 04, 2012 8:25:36 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A new study says basic prescription drug coverage could vary dramatically from state to state under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

That's because states get to set benefits for private health plans that will be offered starting in 2014 through new insurance exchanges.

The study out Tuesday from the market analysis firm Avalere Health found that some states will require coverage of virtually all FDA-approved drugs, while others will only require coverage of about half of medications.

Consumers will still have access to essential medications, but some may not have as much choice.

Connecticut, Virginia and Arizona will be among the states with the most generous coverage, while California, Minnesota and North Carolina will be among states with the most limited.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
73°
64°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
84°
62°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
85°
65°
Thu
PM T-Storms
87°
68°
Fri
Partly Cloudy
88°
68°