Prescription Drugs

Comments on prescription drug limitations in proposed Oregon Medicaid waiver

The HIV+Hepatitis Policy Institute write[s] to express our strong opposition to the proposed limits to the prescription drug formulary that have been included as part of Oregon’s 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver. The stated goal of the waiver is to promote greater equity; however, not only do we believe what Oregon is proposing is not legal, but it will have the opposite effect of promoting equity. We urge you to not include these proposals in your waiver submission.

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Letter to Senate Finance Committee on concerns with drug pricing proposals

We, the undersigned 46 organizations, on behalf of millions of American patients who live with complex, chronic health conditions such as HIV, autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis, are pleased that your committee and Congress are focused on advancing policies and measures that improve prescription drug affordability and access for the American people. We believe there are clear actions that Congress can take right now to help patients access, afford, and adhere to the medications they need to stay healthy. However, several proposals on the table would create great challenges for those we serve and have negative implications for vulnerable communities and future treatment innovations.

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Letter in support of improving patient drug affordability through standardized benefit plans

We, the undersigned 40 organizations, on behalf of millions of patients and American consumers who live with complex conditions such as HIV, autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, lupus, hemophilia, and hepatitis, write in response to the request for comments on the proposed rule that would amend the 2022 payment and parameters rule. The patients we represent appreciate all you are doing to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for beneficiaries. There are many aspects of the proposed rule that we support; however, one issue that we would like to focus on is your desire to offer standardized options for qualified health plans beginning in 2023.

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Comments in response to request for information re: reporting on pharmacy benefits and prescription drug costs

We, the undersigned 58 organizations, on behalf of millions of patients and American consumers who live with complex conditions such as HIV, autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis, write in response to the Request for Information Regarding Reporting on Pharmacy Benefits and Prescription Drug Costs.  The patients we represent rely on prescription drugs to treat their health conditions and prevent others. We are pleased that the Biden administration is moving forward with the requirement that insurance plans must report on various data points associated with prescription drug spending. We believe with this greater understanding and transparency of prescription drug costs, you can better implement policies and measures that increase competition, improve prescription drug affordability and access for the American people. 

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