Advocates and patients are pushing back against an insurance practice where a patient's prescription coverage changes in the middle of the year. It is known as non-medical switching. And for someone dealing with a chronic condition, this kind of coverage change means choosing between paying out of pocket for a treatment that's working, or trying a new treatment. There is a bill under consideration in the legislature to prohibit the practice. Joining us to explain more are Matthew Shapiro of the National Alliance on Mental Illness New York State, Steve Marmaras of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, and Lisa Mercurio, a parent who dealt with this situation when her youngest daughter was being treated for a serious condition.
Pushing back against non-medical switching
By Capital Tonight Staff | May 1, 2018 @7:23 PM