Gag clauses prevent pharmacists from being able to tell customers when the cash price of a medication is lower than the co-pay through their insurance. But now Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is sponsoring two bills to end gag clauses that has bipartisan support as well as the apparent support of the White House and HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
“The Patient Right to Know Drug Prices” would block insurers or PBMs from prohibiting pharmacies from informing customers of the difference between the insurance co-pay and the actual cost of a drug.”The Know the Lower Price Act” would do the same for people covered under Medicare Advantage and Medicare “Part D” plans.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Tell our U.S. Senators that you support Sen. Collins’ “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices” and “The Know the Lower Price Act” bills to end to gag clauses to help Americans save money on prescription drugs as costs continue to soar.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)