Washington, D.C. (August 29, 2023) – As the only national payer organization that supported robust drug pricing reform, including allowing direct government negotiation for drugs without competition, we are pleased by the White House’s announcement of the first ten drugs to be negotiated. For far too long, prescription drug prices have been out of control and it’s time to rein in skyrocketing drug costs. This announcement demonstrates the administration’s commitment to using price negotiation to provide financial relief to consumers. “This is a great first step for drug affordability, no matter what the bullies at Big Pharma say,” said Ceci Connolly, ACHP’s President and CEO. “Despite all their threats and lawsuits, we know we are on the right path toward better health care for all. Looking ahead, we will continue urging Congress to extend the IRA’s drug negotiation provisions to the commercial market.”
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing nonprofit health companies, which serve tens of millions of Americans across nearly 40 states and D.C. ACHP member plans collaborate with providers on high-quality coverage and care — leading the industry in practical reforms.
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