NY Attorney General sues insurer for hepatitis C coverage decisions

The New York Attorney General has sued the Albany-based Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, accusing the insurer of denying hepatitis C medications to patients until they showed more advanced symptoms of the disease, the Associated Press reports. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman argues that the insurer refused to cover the drugs because of the price, and it failed to notify customers that cost was a factor in coverage decisions.

A spokeswoman for the insurer has said the company's prices are "comparable" to both other health plans and the state's Medicaid program, according to the AP. Article