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New Pa. Law Ensures Cancer Coverage


February 27, 2020

A new law will require insurance companies to cover medications and treatments prescribed to patients facing Stage IV metastatic cancer, according to state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30), who sponsored a companion bill in the Senate.

In current practice, insurance companies may limit coverage for prescriptions or require patients to try other insurance-mandated treatments before covering advanced treatments prescribed by a doctor.

Act 6 of 2020, which was signed into law the week of Feb. 17, 2020, will prohibit insurance companies from excluding or limiting drugs for patients if the drugs are approv...

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