The Middlemen Getting Rich Off Your Prescriptions - Even when drug companies cut prices by over half, patients pay too much
The Middlemen Getting Rich Off Your Prescriptions
Even when drug companies cut prices by over half, patients pay too much
by Dorothy Leone-Glasser, RN, HHC.
Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are major contributors both to ballooning prescription drug prices and the lack of transparency around it.
Yet, if you’re like many Americans, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of them.
On November 14, 2019, AstraZeneca announced the launch of Diabetes Can Break Your Heart, a national movement with a goal to change the trajectory of heart failure (HF) in type 2 diabetes (T2D).
More Georgians than ever have health insurance, but the Georgians who need it most still lack the opportunity to receive health care and the financial freedom that comes with having a health insurance card.
With Georgia now exploring changes, it is time for Georgians (like you!) to share your thoughts on the matter.
See Dorothy's interview on Avant Youth, an Atlanta-based newsmagazine of the youth, devoted entirely to covering its residents and neighboring humans.
ARxC attended Representive Lucy McBath's Gun Violence Prevention Roundtable in August as a member of the Georgia Coalition or Safe Communities (GCSC), a coalition advocating for common sense policies that prevent violence in Georgia.
Stop the Epidemic of Gun Violence
August 6, 2019
The Cover Georgia Coalition have come out with a fabulous new factsheet that articulates what is happening in Georgia with the recent signing of the Patients First Act.
Check out this document to learn how the Patients First Act impacts Georgians' access to healthcare, the timeline for its implementation, and the opportunity at hand for Governor Kemp to extend eligiblity to more Georgians in need of health insurance.
2019 Georgia Health Report Summary
The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) supports waivers to expand Medicaid in Georgia under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a member of Cover GA, we are inspired to see legislators can no longer ignore the need of our citizens to have affordable medical coverage. The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) recently released a report addressing the need to expand Medicaid.
At the Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) and its health access project, Rx in Reach GA Coalition (Rx in Reach), we are committed to finding ways to reduce drug prices to help improve access and affordability to prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and commercial drug plans.