A couple consumer protection measures were passed by the House onto their final vote.
Wrap: A couple consumer protection measures were passed by the House onto their final vote.
One would require minor repairs to be covered in automobile service contracts. The bill had no opposition voiced in committee, and an insurance group supported the proposal.
Another bill would impose restrictions on insurance plans requiring a patient try other drugs before a more expensive one that was prescribed. The practice is called "step therapy" and is seen as a simple cost-cutting measure by its supporters. The measure's opponents say step therapy helps to bring costs down for everyone.
The bills must pass another House vote before moving to the Senate.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jack Morrisroe.