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Passage of Health Care Facility Permitting Bill in GA, IN Sues Drug Makers and PBMs over High Insulin Prices & More

March 26, 2024 (1 min read)

GA Lawmakers Pass Health Care Facility Permitting Bill

Georgia lawmakers gave final approval for a bill (HB 1339) aimed at expanding health care coverage for lower-income individuals, sending the measure to Gov. Brian Kemp (R). Among other things, the bill would eliminate the certificate-of-need requirement for hospitals that open in rural communities where former hospitals have been shut down for a year or more. But the House rejected some of the changes made to the measure in the Senate, such as those allowing outpatient surgery centers that serve multiple medical specialties and new imaging centers operate without a certificate-of-need permit.


IN Joins Growing List of States Suing Drug Makers and PBMs over High Insulin Prices

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) filed a lawsuit alleging drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers conspired to inflate the price of insulin. Similar lawsuits have been filed by AGs in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota and Mississippi. (INDIANA CAPITAL CHRONICLE, NOLA)

NH House Passes Aid-in-Dying Bill

New Hampshire’s House narrowly passed legislation (HB 1283) that would allow individuals with less than six months to live to obtain access to drugs to end their lives. The measure now moves to the Senate. (WMUR, LEXISNEXIS STATE NET)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK

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