HB443 (2017) Detail

Prohibiting prescription drug manufacturers from offering copayment reimbursement.


HB 443 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0269

05/09

 

HOUSE BILL 443

 

AN ACT prohibiting prescription drug manufacturers from offering copayment reimbursement.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Kurk, Hills. 2; Rep. W. Marsh, Carr. 8

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits prescription drug manufacturers from offering to pay or reimburse an individual for his or her insurance copayment.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0269

05/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting prescription drug manufacturers from offering copayment reimbursement.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Subdivision; Copayment Reimbursement.  Amend RSA 161-L by inserting after section 7 the following new subdivision:

Copayment Reimbursement

161-L:8  CoPayment Reimbursement Prohibited.  

I.  No prescription drug manufacturer doing business in New Hampshire shall establish a copayment reimbursement program or otherwise offer to pay, waive, or reimburse a patient for his or her insurance copayment.  

II.  This section shall apply to copayments required under any health insurance plan offered by a public or private entity.

III.  Any person found in violation of this section shall be guilty of a violation.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB443 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB443 Revision: 1047 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 13
Jan. 24, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/24/2017 01:15 PM LOB 302
Feb. 1, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2017 09:00 AM LOB 303
Feb. 21, 2017 Executive Session: 02/21/2017 01:30 PM LOB 302
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 14 P. 6
March 8, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 12