Supreme Court to Hear HIV Case Involving CVS Pharmacy Program

Supreme Court to Hear HIV Case Involving CVS Pharmacy Program

HIV is on the docket of cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this fall. Specifically, the court agreed to hear an appeal by CVS Pharmacy in a case to decide whether a health plan can force clients living with HIV to receive their HIV treatment either via mail or at a CVS pharmacy in order to get discounts. And here’s a thread on each of the cases the court agreed to hear: — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) July 2, 2021In CVS Pharmacy v. Doe, the court will hear a class-action lawsuit alleging that a CVS policy on out-of-network rates for specialty medications disproportionately harms people with HIV. A Supreme Court ruling in this case could influence how the antidiscrimination protections of Obamacare are interpreted and could influence future lawsuits against pharmacy benefits managers. In related news, the Supreme Court this summer upheld Obamacare for the third time.

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