In the 2018 legislative term, Arizona introduced legislation relating to health care price transparency. The state legislature unanimously passed the Prescription Drug Pricing Patient Protection Act (HB 2107), which prohibits mandatory “clawbacks,” where insured patients pay more in copays than pharmacies receive in reimbursements. It also prevents “gag clauses” that forbid pharmacists from telling consumers about cheaper options.
In the 2017 legislative term, the state passed SB 1441, which creates a process to help consumers who receive large, unexpected medical bills from providers.
2020 Legislative Session: 1/13/2020 - 4/25/2020 (2020 term). *Current session bill updates are ongoing. Check back weekly for updates.
FY 2020 BUDGETBudgets are set for a fiscal year. The fiscal year is the 12‐month period beginning on July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year. Arizona released its FY 2020 Budget on January 18, 2019. To view Arizona’s Department of Health and Welfare FY 2020 spending plan, go to pages 31-34.
REGULATION & ENFORCEMENT
- The Arizona Department of Insurance publishes the following in relation to health insurance: market conduct examination reports, regulatory bulletins, enforcement orders, and rulemaking activities.