Illinois Senate Passes Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage Of EpiPen Alternatives
This is the bill that will require insurance companies to provide coverage for generic EpiPen alternatives.
The dose of epinephrine an EpiPen administers is life-saving. For someone going through a severe allergic reaction, being able to deliver that dose as simply as possible, is critical. This bill is designed to force insurance companies to provide coverage for generic alternatives. An EpiPen can cost hundreds of dollars, this bill would ensure that low-cost options are available, according to wrex.com.
This bill also includes requiring insurance companies to offer low-cost alternatives for insulin auto-injectors.
Next up for the bill, the Illinois House.