ACA Cancellation Notices – From Pharma
This article was originally published in RPM Report
The Together Rx drug discount program is shutting down in February, with members told that they may have better options in the new health care exchange. That message unfortunately resonates differently than intended in the current climate of concern about insurers cancelling policies ahead of the exchange launch. But, overall, Big Pharma probably has more reasons than ever to maintain patient assistance programs, at least until the ACA launch shakes out.
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The move to shutter the program is noteworthy because it suggests the beginning of a trend among patient assistance programs for drugs as the uninsured gain coverage through state marketplaces or Medicaid.
The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America's "Partnership for Patient Assistance" clearinghouse for prescription drug support programs will roll out nationwide April 5
Pfizer is joining the "Together Rx" group as it rolls out a discount program for the non-Medicare population