Facing Pressure, Insurance Plans Loosen Rules For Covering Addiction Treatment

(By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News)

Aetna, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, will remove a key barrier for patients seeking medication to treat opioid addiction. The change will take effect in March and apply to commercial plans, a company spokeswoman confirmed, and will make it the third major insurer to make the switch. Continue reading article here…

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