Topic: health insurance

New York AG Eric Schneiderman

New York AG sues insurer over restrictive hep C coverage

The New York State Attorney General has already taken some steps to find out why insurers are limiting coverage of pricey hep C meds to the sickest patients but has stopped short of suing companies for their decisions. Now, he’s stepping up his fight. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is suing health insurer CDPHP for breaking the law by delaying coverage of hep C treatments until patients are in advanced stages of the disease, The Times Union reports. The said AG in a suit filed in a state Supreme Court that the Albany, NY-based insurer did not pay for medically necessary care and deceived members about their coverage.