Exchange Rule Provisions To Boost Drug Affordability Receive Mixed Views

By Gabrielle Wanneh / April 28, 2022 at 8:50 PM
A key patient advocate sees the final 2023 exchange rule as a mixed bag for reducing drug prices. Carl Schmid, executive director at the HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute, touts the requirement that insurers offer standardized health plan options alongside any non-standardized Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) as a positive step for patients that rely on prescription drugs. However, Schmid is upset that the administration continues to avoid requiring insurers to count copay assistance toward out-of-pocket costs. Federal exchange insurers must include standardized...

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