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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Kaiser Permanente policy change restricts medications

Residents unhappy with insurance policy change


February 16, 2023

Teresa Simpson | The Gazette

Tick Klock Drug in Colfax is currently unable to fill prescriptions for maintenance medicine under new policy change.

COLFAX - Health insurance provider Kaiser Permanente made a policy change, that took effect this year, which is limiting where some patients can get their prescriptions filled.

Colfax patients who are insured through Kaiser Permanente have been reported saying that they are unable to get their maintenance medicine at Tick Klock Drug located in Colfax due to the new rule.

Third generation Tick Klock owner and pharmacist Nathan Johnson, stated that the pharmacy is in the the Kaiser Permanente network, but Kaiser Permanente has mandated that most of their insurers have to go through mail orde...

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