Is Your Weed Covered?

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by Valerie Vande Panne

Will my health insurance cover medical marijuana?

“For MassHealth the answer is ‘No,’ ” Alec Loftus, communications director at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, tells theĀ Phoenix. “Nothing in the law requires any health-insurance provider, or any government agency or authority, to reimburse any person for the expenses of the medical use of marijuana.”

So MassHealth won’t cover it. Will other insurance plans? “We have had reports of patients being reimbursed by their health-insurance companies,” says Kris Hermes, spokesperson with Americans for Safe Access. “But it’s very rare. I don’t want to give the impression that insurance companies are regularly reimbursing customers, because that’s just not the case. Most insurance companies would balk at […Read More]