Lawmakers could shorten wait for prescription approval

By Kelsey Gibbs |

Published 04/23 2014 05:19PM

Updated 04/23 2014 05:40PM

ILLINOIS -- The wait to get your medication could get shorter. A House proposal will place more responsibility on insurance companies. They would have no more than 72 hours to cover the cost or deny a customer's prescription.

Capitol Healthcare and Rehab, in Springfield, has many residents who need round-the-clock medication. Leaders there say many could benefit from this bill, but it excludes Medicaid and Medicare customers which includes 80% of residents at Capitol Healthcare.

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