SB 421 – California

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2023

Health care coverage: cancer treatment. Existing law prohibits, until January 1, 2024, 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 a total amount of copayments and coinsurance that exceeds $250 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 that prohibition indefinitely. By indefinitely extending the operation of the prohibition, and thus indefinitely extending the applicability of a crime for a willful violation by a health care service plan, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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