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147th General Assembly
SS 1 for SB 35

Primary Sponsor: Henry Additional Sponsor(s):    Rep. Q. Johnson & Rep. Keeley
CoSponsors: Sens. Blevins, Sokola, Venables; Rep. Barbieri, Dukes, D.E. Williams, K. Williams
Introduced on : 06/06/2013
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SPECIALTY TIER PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE.
Synopsis of Orginal Bill:
(without Amendments)
This Bill imposes dollar limits on the health plan practice of prescription drug cost-sharing known as specialty tiers, in order to protect patients from unaffordable co-insurance or co-payment amounts. Patients’ co-insurance or co-payment fees for specialty tier drugs will be limited to $150 per month for up to a 30-day supply of any single specialty tier drug. Patients will also be able to request an exception to obtain a specialty drug that would not otherwise be available on a health plan formulary. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2014.
Current Status: Signed   On   07/23/2013
Volume Chapter79:133
Date Governor acted:07/23/2013
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Substituted Legislation for Bill :
Original bill ------->Substitutes
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 06/12/13 F=0 M=7 U=0---->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
Senate vote: () Passed 6/6/2013 4:24:17 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/26/2013 4:13:50 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/26/2013 4:54:57 PM------->Voting Record
Actions History:
Jul 23, 2013 - Signed by Governor
Jun 26, 2013 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 41 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 26, 2013 - Restored in House
Jun 26, 2013 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 12, 2013 - Reported Out of Committee (HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT) in House with 7 On Its Merits
Jun 06, 2013 - Introduced in House and assigned to Health & Human Development Committee
Jun 06, 2013 - Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
Jun 06, 2013 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Jun 06, 2013 - Necessary rules are suspended in Senate
Jun 06, 2013 - was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 35
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