Consumer Advocates Urge State Insurance Regulators To Use Authority To Fight High Drug Prices

By Amy Lotven / August 28, 2018 at 4:15 PM
Two consumer advocates recently urged state insurance regulations to weigh using their administrative power -- including rate review authority -- to control rising drug costs and improve transparency, even if state legislators are unable to push through changes. Several state regulators expressed interest in exploring their administrative options following the presentation, with one hinting that lobbying by prescription benefit managers has limited legislatures' willingness to act. Claire McAndrew of Families USA and Eric Ellsworth of Consumer Checkbook stressed during a...

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