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Providing input on policy solutions to the healthcare affordability crisis

The problem of healthcare access and affordability is complex. But solutions are possible. We share evidence-based policy recommendations with key stakeholders to advocate for improved healthcare access and affordability.

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Letter of support for the Help Ensure Lower Patient Copays Act

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  • December 13, 2021

    The Build Back Better Act includes two provisions that will greatly improve access to important preventative vaccines for our most vulnerable populations.

  • November 29, 2021

    The bipartisan HELP Copays Act requires health plans to count the value of copay assistance toward patient cost-sharing requirements. This would bring much-needed relief to financially vulnerable individuals by ensuring that all payments—whether they come directly out of a patient’s pocket or with the help of copay assistance—count towards their out-of-pocket costs.

  • November 9, 2021

    Adoption of the HELP Act will ensure vulnerable patients who struggle to afford their essential specialty medications will be able to meet the high copays and co-insurance, get their prescriptions at the pharmacy counter, and maintain their health.

  • November 5, 2021

    The Help Ensure Lower Patient Copays Act addresses the harmful policy increasingly implemented by insurance plans to accept a patient’s copay assistance but not apply it to the patient’s deductible and out-of-pocket cost obligations thus leaving patients with large unanticipated costs.