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Sign on to I Am Essential Draft Comments for 2020 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters

The “I Am Essential” coalition has prepared draft comments for organizational sign-on in response to the Administration’s 2020 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP). The NBPP includes a wide range of proposed changes to qualified health plans that would, if finalized, add costs and reduce access to care for beneficiaries. Our comments focus on the proposals that could jeopardize broad…

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102 Patient Groups Urge HHS to Reduce Patient Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs

Today, the I Am Essential coalition submitted comments, signed by 102 patient groups, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in response to the President’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. The  comments focus on proposals contained in the Request for Information (RFI) that address efforts to reduce patient cost-sharing for prescription drugs in qualified health plans. In…

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Sign-on to Support Proposals to Lower Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs

The “I Am Essential” coalition has prepared draft comments for organizational sign-on in response to the President’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs. Our comments focus on proposals contained in the Request for Information (RFI) that address efforts to reduce patient cost-sharing in qualified health plans. The letter outlines proposals the Administration could take to…

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Trump Administration Issues Final Association Health Plan Rule

Today, the Trump Administration released a final rule expanding the scope and applicability of association health plans (AHPs). The Department of Labor’s rule implements President Trump’s October 2017 executive order which directed agencies to change existing regulations to provide consumers with more options for health care coverage. The I Am Essential coalition previously submitted comments…

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