Ohio has joined 11 other states in prohibiting so-called "fail first" drug coverage policies for stage four cancer patients.
Also known as step therapy, insurers with "fail first" policies require patients to try cheaper and potentially less effective drugs before companies will cover newer, more expensive treatments.
Today on Wellness Wednesday: what the new law means for Ohioans seeking options in their cancer care.
Mary Justice, co-creator, Buckeye Paws program at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center
Beth Steinberg, co-creator, Buckeye Paws program at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center
Dr. Suneel Kamath, medical oncologist, Cleveland Clinic
Matthew Steinhauser, associate professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh