Bill aims to get medical marijuana covered by insurance

October 29, 2018 08:19 AM

Medical marijuana is legal in New York State but it's too expensive for many people who need it. Some lawmakers are working to fix that. 

A bill has just been introduced in the Assembly that would require state public health plans, like Medicaid and Child Health Plus, to cover the drug.

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Right now, most insurers won't cover medical marijuana. That's because of its status as a Schedule 1 drug.  

Lawmakers say the bill is needed to boost access to medical marijuana.


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