Attorney General Schneiderman Calls On Insurance Companies To Review Policies That Drive Opioid Epid
A.G. Schneiderman's office press release -------- New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, part of a bipartisan coalition of 37 Attorneys General, today urged health insurance companies to examine financial incentives in their payment and coverage policies that contribute to the opioid epidemic. The coalition called on the insurers to identify problematic policies and encourage reforms to make non-opioid alternatives for treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain more accessible. “Everyone– including and especially insurance companies – have an obligation to address the opioid epidemic,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Insurers must take a hard look at the systemic problems in our healthcare system that result in the over-prescription of opioids and fuel the cycle of addiction. My office will continue to bring all our resources to bear in fighting the opioid crisis that’s destroyed too many families across New York.” To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.