HB 426 – Mississippi

Status: Inactive / Dead
Year Introduced: 2018
Link: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/history/HB/HB0426.xml

NO GAG RULE ON PHARMACISTS ACT. Would prohibit health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from requiring contracts with pharmacists to include provisions that penalize pharmacists for disclosing prescription drug cost information, including the availability of more affordable alternatives to customers. An insurer or pharmacy benefits manager may not require an individual to make a payment at the point of sale for a covered prescription medication in an amount greater than the lesser of: (a) The applicable copayment for the prescription medication; (b) The allowable claim amount for the prescription medication; or (c) The amount an individual would pay for the prescription medication if the individual purchased the prescription medication without using a health benefit plan or any other source of prescription medication benefits or discounts.

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