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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

Indiana SB 585

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Continuous prescription drug coverage. Prohibits state employee health plans, Medicaid programs, accident and sickness insurers, and health maintenance organizations from changing coverage of a prescribed drug during the continuous enrollment of a covered individual, recipient, or enrollee. Specifies requirements for coverage exception requests and discontinuation of certain coverage.

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 Mexico SB 112

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Limitations on health coverage and contracts.

New York S.2849 / A.2969

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Prohibits a health care plan from making prescription drug formulary changes during a contract year.

Texas SB 580

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Relating to modification of certain prescription drug benefits and coverage offered by certain health benefit plans.

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