November 2018

Webinar: State Options to Rein in High Drug Prices

High prescription drug prices hurt families and consumers by adding financial stress to devastating illness.  

States have led the way to take action against high and rising drug prices, and with the help of advocates this action can continue and grow in 2019.  
On this webinar, we explore options and approaches to state drug pricing policy, including a special focus on how states can build upon the success of price transparency laws to provide meaningful information that spurs broader changes.  

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August 2018

2018 State Legislation on High and Rising Drug Prices

2018 has been a year of opportunity when it comes to state legislation to address the high and rising prices of prescription drugs. Families USA has identified some of the 2018 state legislative sessions’ biggest victories on the issue of prescription drug costs, along with significant legislation considered in the 2018 session that may be on the agenda again in 2019.

July 2018

41 Consumer and Patient Groups Urge the Trump Administration to Take Real Action on Prescription Drugs

Families USA, Public Citizen, and 39 other national and state-based organizations including the Services Employees International Union, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, and NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice submitted a comment letter in response to the Request for Information (RFI) from the Trump Administration regarding HHS’ Blueprint on Prescription Drug Costs.  

April 3, 2018

Taking on High Prescription Drug Costs in Illinois: Q&A with Rep. Will Guzzardi

One Illinois legislator is taking action so that residents in his state will no longer have to suffer without recourse when generic drug manufacturers engage in the practice of price gouging. Families USA has been proud to work with State Representative Will Guzzardi from Illinois’ 39th District on HB 4900, legislation that Rep. Guzzardi introduced in the state legislature to create generic drug pricing fairness and stop price gouging in Illinois.

Here Families USA interviews Rep. Guzzardi on how high prescription drug prices hurt Illinois families, and how HB 4900 will help make drugs more affordable in the state.

May 11, 2016

New Medicare Prescription Drug Payment Model Promotes Value and Quality Care

As drug prices continue to rise at an unsustainable rate, we must ensure that our health care system and its financial incentives enhance the quality and value of care. We believe the Medicare Part B prescription drug model proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) creates value for the patient and the program by encouraging treatment choices that have been shown to improve care and health outcomes.


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