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State Update: OAR Continues to Fight for Step Therapy Reform

posted: February 6, 2018

The number of groups advocating for step therapy reform in Ohio is growing.  Over 61 patient and provider groups have joined Ohioans for Step Therapy Reform, advocating for legislation to improve step therapy protocol.

Senate Bill 52 is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee, while House Bill 72 is residing in the House Health Committee awaiting a vote.  Both bills seek to improve step therapy protocols in Ohio by balancing cost with patient needs.

Ohioans for Step Therapy Reform recently sent a letter to Senate President Larry Obhof in support of Senate Bill 56, signed by OAR and over 50 other groups.  The letter stressed that Senate Bill 56 does not prohibit insurers from using step therapy, but aims to improve upon the flawed current process.  Ohioans for Step Therapy Reform are asking members to continue writing their Senators and Representatives in support of SB 56 and HB 72. 

View the Letter

TAKE ACTION — Ohioans for Step Therapy Reform