Statement on HHS Proposal to Target Rebates and Pass the Savings on to Patients


Patients Rising Now welcomes the proposed changes by the Trump Administration aiming to lower costs for patients by targeting backdoor rebates and encouraging direct discounts to those who receive their health care through Medicare/Medicaid. 

The current drug supply chain directly disadvantages those who use health care the most through perverse incentives that create access barriers disproportionately affecting patients living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

New CMS Rule Threatens the Bipartisan Compromise to Protect Those with Preexisting Conditions


In the wide ideological gulf between Democrat and Republican healthcare reform efforts — with "Medicare For All" at one end and a market-based system at the other — there has emerged one bipartisan point of agreement: Those with preexisting conditions must be protected. Even those Republicans who want to wholly repeal Obamacare don't want to return the days when insurers could deny applicants coverage because they had cancer.

A Health Care Win for Congress: Stop the Medicare Part D Out-of-Pocket Cliff


Better health care was the top concern for 41 percent of voters in the midterm elections, but Congress does not have to wait until next year to pass bipartisan health legislation. Among the must-pass bills for the 2018 lame duck session should be legislation that averts a looming Medicare Part D “cliff,” saving seniors and disabled Americans billions in out-of-pocket spending on their prescription drugs.