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ACTION ALERT FOR HOUSE BILL 351

Monday, December 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Michael Jackson, BPharm, CPh
Executive Vice President, CEO
and Editor

    

December 25, 2017

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ACTION ALERT

Call to Support HB351

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Support House Bill 351

Encourage House Health Innovations Committee to Hear PBM Bill

Health plans hire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to manage prescription drug benefits and pharmacy networks between the plan and the pharmacy.

Current law provides PBM transparency by requiring them to post updated pricing (MAC lists) every 7 days. However, there is no enforcement mechanism if they do not.

The three largest PBMs control 70% of the market, stemming from a wave of mergers and acquisitions between PBMs, pharmacies, and health plans.

Their role as the middleman between a plan and the pharmacy network create opportunity for:

  • More expensive drug costs to the patient
  • Potential for PBMs owned by pharmacies to favor certain pharmacies
  • Lack of transparency in pricing and methodology

The FPA is asking that our members do two things. 

1.       Reach out to members of the House Health Innovations Subcommittee and ask that there be a fair hearing for House bill 351 as soon as possible (House Health Innovations Subcommittee member list is below)

2.       Contact your state representative, ask for their support of HB351 and even consider signing on as a cosponsor (Use the tool on the FPA web site through this linkTALKING POINTS INCLUDED.)

House Health Innovations Subcommittee

Rep MaryLynn Magar
(Rep – Hobe Sound)

Rep Shawn Harrison
(Rep – Tampa)

Rep Frank White
(Rep – Pensacola)

Rep Patrick Henry
(Dem – Daytona Beach)

Rep John Cortes
(Dem – Kissimmee)

Rep Bobby Payne
(Rep – Palatka)

Rep Manny Diaz
(Rep – Hialeah Gardens)

Rep Bob Rommel
(Rep – Naples)

Rep Nicolas Duran
(Dem – Miami)

Rep Jackie Toledo
(Rep – Tampa)

Rep Jason Fischer
(Rep – Jacksonville)

Rep Jay Trumbull
(Rep – Panama City)

Rep Roy Hardemon
(Dem – Miami)

Rep Clay Yarborough
(Rep – Jacksonville)

 

If you receive a response from your outreach please contact the FPA office through our “Contact Us” link on Pharmview.com and share with us what the legislator’s response was.


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