Comments for: Panel backs prescription drug bill

Posted Feb. 22, 2012, at 4:39 p.m.

AUGUSTA | A bill that would limit how much consumers pay for prescription drugs won legislative approval Wednesday. The bill places restrictions on fees, known as co-insurance, that some health insurers charge policyholders for certain prescription drugs on top of flat co-payments. As amended from a previous version, the …

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  • Anonymous

    This effort means well and I certainly sympathize with its objective.  Insurance companies are past masters at achieving their objectives and protecting their bottom line.  They will simply take it out of the hides of their customers in another way or reduce coverage. It seems to guarantee a counterproductive result for consumers.  A cost saving measure like this  only has a chance of fruitful implementation is done on a national level.

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