Oral Chemo Fairness Signed into Law!
Featured in this picture include: Representative Samantha Steckloff,
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Jerome Seid, M.D.
On October 24, 2023, after 15 years of championing this effort for our patients, HB4071 oral chemo fairness was signed by the Governor! This bill prohibits a health insurance policy from applying financial requirements to orally administered anticancer medications that are more restrictive than the financial requirements it applies to intravenously administered or injected anticancer medications. The bill limits the out-of-pocket costs for patients to $250 per 30-day supply. Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services will adjust this out-of-pocket amount annually to reflect the prescription drug index of the medical care component of the U.S. consumer price index.
This will go into effect for underwritten health insurance plans (this does not apply to ERISA exempt plans) in Michigan after December 31, 2025.
Thank you to all those who helped get this across the finish line!
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