AB 374 Allows Doctors to Determine Treatment; Not Insurance Companies
(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assembly Bill 374, Step Therapy Reform, passed the Assembly with bipartisan support. “Step therapy” or “fail-first” allows insurance plans to deny coverage of effective medications until patients try older, cheaper options first. AB 374 gives doctors exemption options to override Step Therapy.
“We need to bring balance back to our healthcare system. Patients should not have to ‘fail-first’ to get the medicine they need. Step Therapy Reform provides doctors the opportunity to get the right medicine to their patients,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.