ARxC signs on to the "I Am Essential" coalition - 7/16/18 sign on deadline
The "I Am Essential" coalition has prepared draft comments for organizational sign-on in response to the President's Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. Our comments focus on proposals contained in the Request for Information (RFI) that address efforts to reduce patient cost-sharing in qualified health plans.
The letter outlines proposals the Administration could take to lower patient cost-sharing; many of which I Am Essential has commented on in the past. Patients with serious and chronic health conditions often shoulder the heaviest cost burden and are faced with high out-of-pocket costs, such as increased premiums, higher deductibles, rising copays and co-insurance. All of which can have an impact on medication abandonment and adherence.
To sign on to the letter, please fill out this form by 2 pm ET, Monday, July 16, 2018.
Please feel free to distribute this letter to your networks. If you need any assistance, please contact Stephanie Hengst at Shengst@theaidsinstitute.org.
Carl Schmid, Deputy Executive Director, The AIDS Institute
Abbey Roudebush, Manager, Government Relations, Epilepsy Foundation
Andrew Sperling, Director of Federal Legislative Advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness
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The "I Am Essential" Coalition is a broad group of patient and community organizations representing millions of patients and their families. The Coalition strongly supports access and coverage for the healthcare needs of individuals living with chronic conditions and disabilities. I Am Essential works to ensure health plans provide quality and affordable Essential Health Benefits and to strengthen patient protections in the evolving health care landscape.
I Am Essential, Coalition Office, Washington, DC 20011
The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) empowers individuals to achieve their maximum wellness with a strong voice as health care advocates, effectively reducing cultural incompetency and health care delivery disparity.