Gov. Kemp signs bill to limit ‘Fail First' insurer decisions for chronic conditions

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Gov. Brian Kemp moved to limit a health insurance process known as "Step Therapy" when treating chronic conditions on Thursday.

The process, also known as "Fail First," forces patients to try older, often less expensive medications to prove those medications won't work.

Only then can they get what their doctor prescribes.

Gov. Kemp signed House Bill 43 at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan on Thursday.

The bill limits "Step Therapy" and "Fail First" decisions from insurers when treating cancer, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions.