Complaint accuses Fla. insurers of discrimination against HIV patients – LGBTQ Nation

May 29, 2014 9:52 PM

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Complaint accuses Fla. insurers of discrimination against HIV patients – LGBTQ Nation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two health organizations filed a complaint with federal officials Thursday, alleging that some Florida insurance companies are violating the Affordable Care Act by structuring their drug policies in a way that discourages consumers with HIV and AIDS from choosing their plans.

The National Health Law Program and The AIDS Institute say four insurance companies offering plans in Florida through the federal online exchange required HIV and AIDS patients to pay a percentage of their often expensive drugs instead of a flat co-pay. For example, instead of paying a flat $10 co-p...

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