people are struggling to get the medications they need...
even though they have health insurance.
Because of rising out-of-pocket costs driven by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and copay accumulator programs.
What are PBMs?
Little-known middlemen in the healthcare system whose practices have contributed to rising out-of-pocket costs for patients.
What are Co-Pay Accumulators?
"Copay accumulator adjustment programs" deny patients the benefits of manufacturer coupons and other assistance applying to deductibles, resulting in unexpected bills at the pharmacy counter.
"Every day PBMs continue to strip pharmacists of the patients they care for through their mandates and steering. SB 313 and HB 946 aim to preserve patient choice, improve transparency, and provide oversight to PBM companies that have flown under the radar for too long at the expense of patient care and poor health outcomes for patients."
Dr. Jennifer Shannon
Johns Creek, GA