"Starting in 2016, most people will only have to pay a maximum of $150 or
$250 per prescription, per month. These caps are for Covered
California's so-called silver and platinum plans. Bronze plans will have
caps of $500."
In recent years, expensive specialty medicines used to treat cancer
and chronic illnesses have forced some very ill Americans to choose
between getting proper treatment and paying their rent.
the financial burden, the California agency that governs the state's
Obamacare plans issued landmark rules Thursday that will put a lid on
the amount anyone enrolled in one of those plans can be charged each
month for high-end medicine.
The agency says its rules, set to
take effect in 2016, "strike a balance between ensuring Covered
California consumers can afford the medication they need to treat
chronic and life-threatening conditions while keeping premiums
affordable for all."
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