Kentucky Joins States throughout the US, Passes PBM Legislation
ATAP is pleased to report that yet another state has passed PBM legislation. Last week, the Kentucky legislature unanimously passed HB 463. The bill now heads to Governor Bevin for his signature.
HB 463 prohibits PBMs from requiring payment for prescription drugs in excess of the amount paid without insurance. The bill also takes aim at gag clauses, and ensures that PBMs allow pharmacists to discuss information relating to cost sharing with customers and sell them a more affordable alternative to their medication.
ATAP would like to thank both the Kentucky House and Senate for the swift passage of HB 463. We strongly encourage Governor Bevin to sign this much needed legislation in to law. ATAP encourages all Kentucky residents to contact the Governor’s office by phone at (502) 564-2611 or by email in support of HB 462.
As always, ATAP will continue to monitor and support HB 463 as it is considered by the Governor. To check the status of this bill and other PBM related bills around the country, follow ATAP on twitter and continue to check the ATAP website. Please contact ATAP staff if you would like more information on this bill or ATAP efforts in general.