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Not All Drugs for A Disease Could Be High Cost, Proposes New California Bill
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The bill, AB 339, would prevent health plans from putting all medications used to treat a certain condition into the highest cost prescription drug tier.

Democratic Assemblymember Richard Gordon says insurance companies often put the highest-priced drugs into a specialty tier, requiring patients to pay a higher share of the drug’s price.

“So if I have HIV, and all of the HIV drugs are in a very expensive top tier category, that would appear to be discriminatory,” says Gordon.