Support Lowering Patient Costs at the Pharmacy Counter
Lupus is a relentless disease. Managing any illness can be difficult: prescriptions to fill, doctors to visit, and bills to pay. But chronic autoimmune diseases mean a lifetime of this. In fact, people with lupus take an average of eight medications to help them manage the disease.
That’s why it’s critical that patients have access to the treatments they need.
We support HHS’s efforts to advance rebate reform and bring savings to patients who need them most.
Unfortunately, in our current healthcare system, prescription drug discounts and rebates often don’t get passed along to patients when they fill their prescriptions at the pharmacy counter.
A new proposal from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to fix this. The HHS proposal will make drug discounts more transparent and allow patients to receive discounts on their drug costs when they go to the pharmacy, reducing out of pocket costs for millions of people who rely on Medicare for their prescription drug needs.
We support HHS’s efforts to advance rebate reform and bring savings to patients who need them most. Reducing prescription drug costs for those with lupus and other serious and chronic conditions must be a priority!
We applaud the administration’s efforts to fix Medicare Part D's broken rebate system in an effort to lower prescription drug costs for the more than 43 million Americans served by Part D.