Last week Illinois has marked the history by becoming the first state to transfer the burden of paying for a potentially thorny injection of an epinephrine injection for children from parents to insurance companies.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker agreed to oblige insurance companies to offer health insurance policies in the state to pay necessary medicaments for cases of severe allergic. This signed law cover all 18 years old and younger.
USA Today confirmed that according to the correspondence of The Allergy and Asthma Network, Illinois is the first state to ask insurers to pay for injectors.
Tonya Winders, president and CEO of the Allergy & Asthma Network, a nonprofit patient advocacy group, called the new law “monumental.”
Still, it’s unclear how much of a difference the measure will make. Many insurers already cover prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors.