SB 697

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services

Companion Bill

HB 1296

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Dawn Buckingham
Donna Campbell
Craig Estes
Charles Schwertner

Bill Caption

Relating to health benefit coverage for prescription drug synchronization.

Bill Analysis

SB 697 would amend the Insurance Code to require a health benefit plan that provides benefits for prescription drugs to prorate any cost-sharing amount charged for a less than 30 day supply.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

Though well intentioned, this bill violates our free market and limited government principle by adding a regulation that private insurers prorate a less than 30 day supply of drugs. Such a rule may be beneficial to consumers but it is not the proper role of government to mandate the benefits offered by insurers, therefore we oppose SSB 697.