April 27, 2016

More Exchange Plans Improving Access to Certain Expensive Medications

A recent report from the health consulting firm Avalere found that more health insurance plans offered through the Affordable Care Act exchanges are making some drugs used to treat complex diseases-such as HIV, cancer, and multiple sclerosis (MS)-more accessible to patients in 2016 than in the previous years. Specifically, plans were less likely to place all drugs in a class on the highest cost-sharing tier. See also this article from Kaiser Health News.