House OKs bill that would require insurers to cover the cost of EpiPen

THE R.I. HOUSE of Representatives has approved legislation that would require health insurers in Rhode Island to fully cover the cost of epinephrine injectors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would require health insurers to cover the full cost of epinephrine injectors, or EpiPens. Currently, generic versions of the device cost $300 or more per twin pack, while the brand-name EpiPen costs more than $600 per twin pack. Even patients with prescription coverage…

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