AB 1860 – California

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2018
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1860

HEALTH CARE COVERAGE – CANCER TREATMENT: Existing law prohibits, until January 1, 2019, an individual or group health care service plan contract or health insurance policy issued, amended, or renewed on or after January 1, 2015, that provides coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medications used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells from requiring an enrollee or insured to pay, notwithstanding any deductible, a total amount of copayments and coinsurance that exceeds $200 for an individual prescription of up to a 30-day supply of a prescribed orally administered anticancer medication, as specified. This bill would extend the duration of prohibition indefinitely. Additionally, the bill would increase the total amount of copayments allowed under those provisions to $250. The bill would remove the authorization for a health care service plan to adjust that limit.

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