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April 02, 2015
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NJ Marketplace Insurers Don't Deliver Full Suite Of Anti-Smoking Drugs

Only one of the five companies offering insurance through New Jersey’s federally operated marketplace covers all seven of the anti-smoking medications mandated by the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the American Lung Association.

The ACA requires insurers to provide recommended preventive services through marketplace plans free to their members. Since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has made tobacco cessation one of these services, it should be offered at no charge.

The American Lung Association said that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, insurers should cover seven different medications for a 90-day treatment regimen for tobacco users without requiring the insurer authorize the treatment first.

See link to full article below.
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NJ Spotlight State Health Insurance Marketplace Plans: New Opportunities to Help Smokers Quit
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