WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is signing legislation that caps co-pays for prescription drugs used to treat certain complex and chronic health problems.
The legislation to be signed Monday limits patients' co-insurance or co-payment fees for certain prescription drugs to $150 per month for up to a 30-day supply.
The cap applies to "specialty drugs" that cost $600 or more a month and are prescribed for complex or chronic medical conditions that may be incurable, progressive or debilitating. Those conditions include multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis. The law also will apply to drugs used to treat rare medical conditions affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the United States, such as cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and multiple myeloma.