Columnist Slams Anthem’s New Pharmacy Requirement
Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus argues that Anthem Blue Cross' new requirement that certain policyholders buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy is "unfair," noting that the state attorney's general office said it is "likely illegal." He writes that "Anthem is correct to seek lower health care costs" and that a "mail-order pharmacy may be more efficient in many cases than a retail drugstore." However, he argues that "it shouldn't be 'my way or the highway,' not when people's lives are on the line."
- "Anthem's Mail-Order Policy May Have Crossed a Legal Line" (Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 1/10).