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4 03, 2022

United States and State of Minnesota and State of New York v. UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare

The DOJ, along with attorneys general of New York and Minnesota, filed a lawsuit in federal court in the District of Columbia to block UnitedHealth Group (UHG)'s proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare—a healthcare technology company—into UHG's Optum subsidiary. The lawsuit alleges that the acquisition of Change Healthcare would give United, a company that owns the largest health insurer in the country, access to healthcare data of competitor insurers, giving United an unfair advantage and harm competition in health insurance markets. The lessened competition would in turn result in higher cost and lower quality commercial [...]

United States and State of Minnesota and State of New York v. UnitedHealth Group and Change Healthcare
3 02, 2022

S 1768 (see companion bill A 291)

Relates to reducing pharmacy benefit manager costs; defines "pharmacy benefit manager".

S 1768 (see companion bill A 291)
3 02, 2022

A 7598 (see companion bill S 6603)

Requires Medicaid managed care plans to reimburse retail pharmacies in an amount equal to the fee-for-service rate; allows retail pharmacies the opportunity to participate in another provider's network under the medical assistance program; prohibits pharmacy benefit managers from limiting an individual's option to receive medications from non-mail order pharmacies.

A 7598 (see companion bill S 6603)
3 02, 2022

S 6603 (see companion bill A 7598)

Requires Medicaid managed care plans to reimburse retail pharmacies in an amount equal to the fee-for-service rate; allows retail pharmacies the opportunity to participate in another provider's network under the medical assistance program; prohibits pharmacy benefit managers from limiting an individual's option to receive medications from non-mail order pharmacies. Status: Vetoed by Governor.

S 6603 (see companion bill A 7598)