people are struggling to get the healthcare they need.
2021 Georgia Bio Patient Advocacy Summit
September, 21, 2021, 11AM - 1PM
Patient Alliance Virtual Summit Panel Spotlight:
Impact of COVID on Patient Advocacy Groups
Join the Advocates for Responsible Care/Rx in Reach GA with GA Bio members, patient advocacy groups and guests for a discussion about the impact that the pandemic has had on patient advocacy groups and ways to stay afloat during an ongoing public health crisis. Patient advocacy and support organizations play an important role in improving outcomes for individuals with acute and chronic illnesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the solvency of regional and national patient advocate and support groups. Many such organizations, particularly those that specialize in the support of persons with cancer or rare diseases, are in urgent need of financial support to continue to meet the needs of an increasing number of individuals.
Harmful policies and insurance barriers limit access to healthcare for patients and are making it harder for Georgia residents to get the care they need.
Rx in Reach is committed to advocating for legislation that ends the financial and discriminatory barriers to securing vital medications and treatments.
The Rx in Reach GA Coalition consists of members from 41 health-centered physician, nurses, community and patient organizations advocating for legislation that ends the financial and discriminatory barriers to securing vital medical care and medication for patients while defending health equity.
"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