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Anthem Blue Cross Sued Over New HIV/AIDS Drug Policy

A prominent consumer group is suing Anthem Blue Cross over a new policy that requires HIV patients to get their medications by mail. A San Diego man who’s HIV positive is the lead plaintiff. Jon Jones, which is not his real name, has a PPO plan with Anthem Blue Cross.

A few months ago, the insurer informed Jones of their new policy: It would no longer allow HIV patients to get their medications at a local pharmacy. Blue Cross would only provide the drugs via mail order.