Group Applauds Northam Signing Health Care Bill

Fair Health Care VA, a coalition of patient, provider, and health care advocacy groups committed to securing access to life-saving treatments for Virginians, today applauded Governor Ralph Northam for signing House Bill 2126, which improves an insurance requirement known as step therapy or “fail first” protocols. Step therapy protocols, implemented by insurance companies, require a patient to try and fail on one or more older, often less expensive medications before they can receive the treatment originally prescribed by their doctor.