By State Sen. Robert Rodriguez for The Colorado Sun

Step therapy, or “fail first,” is a common practice utilized by insurance companies to ensure a patient has first tried lower cost drugs before they can “step up” to receiving coverage for a more expensive one – often the one prescribed by their medical professional. House Bill 23-1130 will reduce the burden on both prescribers and patients by guaranteeing that serious mental illness sufferers need try only one lower-cost alternative before their insurance will cover the one prescribed by their doctor.

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