Provides details on how insurers’ treatment of manufacturer copay assistance affects patients’ out-of-pocket spending and how high costs drive up prescription abandonment rates, especially while patients deal with the economic effects of COVID.
Provides an update on the growing practice by insurance company and PBMs that do not count copay assistance for prescription drugs towards a beneficiary’s deductible and out-of-pocket spending limits. Discusses the impact on patients and what it is being done at the state and federal levels to stop this practice.
Provides a description of The Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, which aims to reduce new HIV infections by 90 percent in ten years through expanded testing, treatment, and prevention. Additionally, provides an update on Congressional funding for the initiative.