In the months before the Affordable Care Act passed, health plans were offering a variety of pharmacy coverage options.
The coverage was so broad that some health plans offered pharmacy coverage at no cost.
But those plans typically only offered coverage for the drugs that were prescribed and used by their members, and the coverage did not cover all drugs sold by the drugstore chain that was offering them.
That meant many people would not be covered for all their prescriptions if they got the drug from a pharmacy.
Now, the coverage is more extensive and has become even more broad.
In some cases, a prescription for an entire drug class may be covered by pharmacy coverage.
That means the drug can be covered if you get it from a pharmacist or from an authorized distributor.
The most common drugs covered by the coverage include a wide range of prescription medications and nonprescription drugs.
But the coverage can cover some drugs that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The covered drugs include prescription drugs for the prevention of and treatment of conditions that affect the central nervous system (CNS), diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, and heart disease.
There are also some nonprescribed drugs.
For example, some nonPrescription Drug products are prescription drugs used to treat allergies, constipation, and asthma.
The types of covered drugs covered vary by plan.
Some plans offer pharmacy coverage for only certain drugs, such as vitamins, and some plans do not offer coverage at all.
Some of the covered drugs have generic versions.
Generic versions of drugs are the same drug but with different packaging.
For instance, the generic version of Advil can be sold as the brand name Advil, and it can also be used as a tablet.
Some pharmacy plans also offer a drugstore pharmacy service that allows members to order drugs from authorized pharmacies and have them delivered to their home.
Some health plans also include prescription drug coverage for certain drugs such as cholesterol lowering drugs, diabetes drugs, and drugs for treating HIV.
Some prescription drug plans also provide coverage for some prescription drugs, but these include prescription pills and generic versions of these drugs.
Health plans may offer pharmacy benefits for certain prescription drugs.
In a typical month, about 80% of health plans provide coverage to their members for prescription drugs and non-prescription medications.
The other 10% may provide coverage only for the non-preferred drugs.
Some states also offer pharmacy benefit programs, which allow members to get prescription drugs at a discount from their out-of-pocket costs for the prescription drugs they are required to purchase.
For more information, go to www.acponline.org/benefits.
Some employers also offer health insurance coverage for prescription medications.
Some plan benefits for prescription medication include coverage for medicines for treating high blood cholesterol, cholesterol lowering medications, cancer drugs, birth control and hormone replacement therapy.
Some private insurance plans cover prescription drugs under their plans, and plans that do not provide coverage may not offer pharmacy or pharmacy benefit benefits for prescriptions.
If you have questions about whether or not you qualify for pharmacy coverage or pharmacy benefits, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800:273-8255) or go to the online pharmacy or health insurance website.
This story was produced by the AP’s Health Affairs team, with additional reporting by Amy McGlone, David Cogan, Mark Gertz, Nancy Benbow, and Rebecca Sievers.