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Gov. signs legislation to cap out-of-pocket costs on prescription drugs
Sacramento Business Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that requires insurers to cover medically necessary prescription drugs and caps consumer out-of-pocket costs. Assembly Bill 339 by Democratic Assemblymember Richard Gordon from Menlo Park caps a single 30-day outpatient prescription at $250, except for consumers with high-deductible plans, who would have pay $500. The new drug rules and limits are consistent with rules adopted by Covered California in May — but apply them to health plans in the private sector.