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AIF Statement in Opposition of Step Therapy Legislation Passed Today
by the Senate Health Policy Committee

February 1, 2016

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its General Counsel Tamela Perdue in opposition to Senate Bill 1084, which would change the current, effective method of prior authorization, step therapy and fail-first protocols.

“AIF stands in opposition of SB 1084, which passed the Senate Health Policy Committee today, because it negatively impacts the current effective system of prior authorization and step therapy protocols.  Ultimately, if passed, this legislation would increase pharmaceutical costs, as well as fail to provide safeguards that Florida insurers have in place against abuse and adverse drug interactions.

“AIF continues to support flexibility for health plans, which ensures consumers receive high-quality, high-value and affordable care, through the continued use of innovative plan designs to achieve this balance.  We hope lawmakers stand up against this bad public policy as it heads to Senate Appropriations, as it will only increase costs and not serve Florida consumers.”     

Senate Bill 1084 has also been referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

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