Strike While The Iron Is Hot
YOU, too, have the power to affect positive change in healthcare. Contact your Senator via link in article! Pictures courtesy of www.WhiteHouse.Gov.
On Friday July 24, 2020, a huge step forward was made when President Trump signed 4 Executive Orders intended to drive lower drug costs for consumers. At Physician Outlook magazine, we couldn’t be prouder - two of our own contributors - Drs. Rupali Chadha and Mary Tipton - were present for the momentous event. This is a major bi-partisan victory for patients - these orders start to chip away at the benefits enjoyed by healthcare corporations and Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and shifts those cost savings to the patient consumer. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-signing-executive-orders-lowering-drug-prices/.
Next on deck - The Health Care PRICE Transparency Act (S. 4106), co-sponsored by Senators Mike Braun, Chuck Grassley, John Kennedy, Kelly Loeffler, Mike Enzi, Joni Ernst, and John Barrasso. It requires hospitals and insurers to disclose their discounted, cash prices and secret negotiated rates. It will allow consumers – patients, employers, and taxpayers – to shop for the best quality of care at the lowest possible price. It also essentially ends the hospitals’ litigation to keep their prices hidden.
- Protects patients, taxpayers, employers, and all Americans with much-needed oversight and accountability.
- Empowers Americans to shop for healthcare and coverage, creating a competitive, functional market.
- Reduces the cost of care and coverage, saving individuals and businesses hundreds of billions of dollars and creating a vital economic stimulus.
- Restores trust and provides Americans with financial certainty, control to shop, and peace of mind.
YOU have the opportunity to influence the outcome and time is running out! CONTACT YOUR SENATOR HERE - and demand this Act be included in the Phase IV COVID stimulus bill.