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Light up Red: Celebrating World Hemophilia Day

Light up Red: Celebrating World Hemophilia Day

Every year on April 17th, people around the globe come together to raise awareness about hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. World Hemophilia Day serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by those living with these conditions, while also highlighting the...

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What Are Alternative Funding Programs?

What Are Alternative Funding Programs?

The purpose of this whitepaper is to explain the unintended consequences of alternative funding programs, raise attention to the risks for employers and employees, and provide more ethical cost-containment strategies for employer-sponsored health plans. A recent...

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All Copays Count in California Coalition Applauds AB 2180

All Copays Count in California Coalition Applauds AB 2180

Today, over 80 national and California-based advocacy organizations that make up the All Copays Count in California Coalition applauded the introduction of Assembly Bill 2180, state legislation that protects chronically or terminally ill patient access to prescription medications. Introduced by Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. (D-79), AB 2180 would ensure that California health insurance plans and pharmacy benefit mangers (PBMs) count the value of copay assistance from patient assistance programs (PAPs) toward a patient’s deductible and out-of-pocket maximum expenses, thereby banning the growing practice of copay accumulators used by health plans and PBMs to deny patient cost-sharing assistance.

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