Health Affairs  |  September 28, 2022

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On August 30, 2022, a coalition led by the HIV and Hepatitis Policy Institute filed a new lawsuit in federal district court in DC to challenge a Trump-era policy that allows insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to not apply financial support from a drug manufacturer towards a patient’s deductible or annual out-of-pocket maximum. If an insurer or PBM adopts such a policy, the enrollee cannot “count” a copay or other drug manufacturer coupon—typically used to help reduce patient costs at the pharmacy counter—towards a patient’s overall annual out-of-pocket costs.

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