WHAT IS NON-MEDICAL SWITCHING?
Non-medical switching is a strategy that health insurers use to control their costs and maximize profits by forcing stable patients to switch from their current, effective medications to drugs that may not be as effective, for reasons unrelated to health. In other words, insurers force patients to change medications for non-medical reasons, disregarding physician recommendation and patients’ individual needs.
Below are state and federal level non-medical switching bills that NICA either supports or opposes. Click on a colored state to learn more.