Inside Drug Pricing - 12/02/2019

Unlike Florida, Vermont Plan Lets Commercial Insurers Import Drugs

By John Wilkerson / November 27, 2019 at 1:34 PM
Unlike Florida, Vermont plans to let commercial insurers import cheaper Canadian drugs, with the possibility of phasing in public payers after the launch of the program, according to a concept paper that Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) released Tuesday (Nov. 26). Florida plans to allow only public programs to import drugs. Vermont focuses on commercial insurers because the commercial market is where most of the savings are likely to be garnered. “Vermont’s program accrues saving through commercial plans, bringing savings...

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