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Formulary Bill Falls Three Votes Short in House

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 0

Advocates for employers and insurers vowed to spend the next month wooing three Republican votes after a bill that would mandate adoption of a drug formulary failed in a 98-98 vote in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Senate Bill 936 came up three votes short — it takes 101 votes to pass the House in Pennsylvania — after passing the Senate 34-16 on Oct. 25 on a largely party-line vote, with Republicans in support. Supporters of the bill blamed a campaign of “misinformation” by opponents, who responded that SB 936 was falsely advertised as a ...

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