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What is Keep My Rx?

The #KeepMyRx campaign seeks to raise public awareness about the benefits of medical stability and the impact on patient health of being forced by their health plans to switch medicines. The #KeepMyRx campaign promotes legislation and policies that protect patient access to the medicines their physicians prescribe. The #KeepMyRx policy priorities include insurance reform that limits utilization management practices such as non-medical switching. To learn more about the impact of non-medical switching click here.

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Non-Medical Switching

Preventing Patient Access to Prescribed Medication

What is Non-Medical Switching?

To maximize their profits, health insurers have been not only raising premiums but also intensifying efforts to contain their costs – restricting formularies, embracing utilization management practices and imposing benefit designs that shift the expense of medicines to patients. This approach impacts patients with chronic and complex illnesses, who depend upon advanced medical therapies to stabilize …

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The Patient’s Right to be Stable

The #KeepMyRx campaign contends that if a patient’s condition is stabilized on their current therapy then they have a right to stay on the medicine their doctor has prescribed.  This right should persist from plan year to plan year, and continue even if the health plan drops the medicine from its formulary. Only with the …

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Legislation

Colorado HB18-1370

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Concerning a prohibition against excluding a drug from a health coverage plan if the drug was approved by the plan for coverage of the covered person at the time the covered person enrolled in the plan.

Maine LD 696

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An Act Regarding Insurance and Financial Services; prohibition on nonmedical switching.

Florida SB 360 and HB 229

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Consumer Protection from Nonmedical Changes to Prescription Drug Formularies; Prohibiting specified changes to certain insurance policy prescription drug formularies, except under certain circumstances; requiring small employer carriers to limit specified changes to prescription drug formularies under certain health benefit plans; prohibiting certain health maintenance organizations from making specified changes to health maintenance contract prescription drug formularies, except under certain circumstances, etc.

Iowa HF 2453

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An Act relating to continuity of care and nonmedical switching by health carriers, health benefit plans, and utilization review organizations, and including applicability provisions.

New York A.2317-B and S.5022-B

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An act to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation to prescription drug formulary changes during the contract year.

Washington HB 2310 and SB 6147

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An act relating to prescription drug insurance continuity of care.

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