Carl Schmid of the HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute joins Hannah Lynch, Associate Director, U.S. Public Policy at UCB, to discuss how we can evolve the healthcare system to better serve people living with severe diseases and help them overcome access barriers.
Carl Schmid participates in the “Prescription for Better Access” podcast with Lauren Crawford Shaver and hosts Mark Hansan and Dr. Scott Howell to examine how PBM copay accumulator and maximizer policies harm patients by not counting copay assistance toward patient out-of-pocket costs and deductibles, and what can be done to keep prescription drugs accessible and affordable.
NAIC Consumer Representative Carl Schmid speaks at the 2023 NAIC Spring Meeting on a panel about how insurers create barriers to prescription drugs through onerous prior-authorization requirements.
Carl Schmid discusses discrimination in prescription drug formularies, demonstrating how some PBMs and private insurers violate ACA provisions and hurt patients by placing life-saving prescription drugs on higher cost tiers.
Carl Schmid, along w/ other NAIC consumer reps., provides federal update at its Fall Meeting in Tampa with a focus on updated regulations to strengthen ACA Section 1557 non-discrimination rule and copay accumulator litigation to ensure copay assistance counts.