Mass. Drug Plan Could Boost Supermarket Sales

BOSTON Massachusetts may become the first state to require prescription drug coverage, giving supermarket pharmacy a chance to attract new customers. Late last month, the state's Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority approved minimum coverage requirements for health insurance plans to comply with its landmark universal coverage law. Subject to a final vote in June, the requirements include

BOSTON — Massachusetts may become the first state to require prescription drug coverage, giving supermarket pharmacy a chance to attract new customers.

Late last month, the state's Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority approved minimum coverage requirements for health insurance plans to comply with its landmark universal coverage law.

Subject to a final vote in June, the requirements include drug coverage as a criterion for health plans. In addition, all state resi

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