Step Therapy Reform Prevails in Maine
The SAIM Coalition supports Governor Janet Mills and Maine lawmakers in the passage of L.D. 1009 – An Act To Provide Protections for Maine Patients Facing Step Therapy. This new law will help Maine patients receive the medications that their health care providers prescribe in an expeditious manner. L.D. 1009 was sponsored by Representative Charlotte Warren (D) and co-sponsored by Senators Robert Foley (R), Kimberly Rosen (R), Heather Sanborn (D), Linda Sanborn (D), and Eloise Vitelli (D), along with Representatives, Lori Gramlich (D), Teresa Pierce (D), Dwayne Prescott (R), and Denise Tepler (D). L.D. 1009 unanimously passed out of the Joint Committee On Health Coverage, Insurance, and Financial Services, and favorably passed through both the House and Senate. The new law will apply to health plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2020.