Can’t fly or drive to Washington? Pick up the phone to put pressure on Congress today

NCPA February 28, 2024

NCPA is calling on all members to join the fight to keep doors open—for the sake of patients and businesses alike. Community pharmacists have answered our calls to action and sent over 10,000 messages to Congress since January. Yet PBM reform hangs by a thread. Call and email your legislators TODAY and tell them inaction is unacceptable. We need PBM reform NOW!

Congress continues to negotiate the funding package, and legislators need to understand the urgent need to address PBMs. They cannot delay acting! Several NCPA priorities have advanced through the committee process in at least one chamber, and one has even passed the full House of Representatives. Congress must not miss this opportunity to pass meaningful PBM reform provisions that can be signed into law.

Tell your legislators to support the following priorities:

  • S. 2973, the Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability (MEPA) Act (passed 26-1 out of the Senate Finance Committee)/H.R. 5378, the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act (passed the House of Representatives on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 320-71)
    • Bans spread pricing in Medicaid managed care by requiring a fair and transparent reimbursement to pharmacies and saves over $1 billion!
  • S. 3430, the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act (unanimously passed the Senate Finance Committee)
    • Includes the No PBMs Act which requires CMS to define reasonable and relevant contract terms in Medicare.
  • S. 127, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act (passed 18-9 out of the Senate Commerce Committee)

You can also engage your patients in the fight by displaying this flyer and QR code in your pharmacy so they can send their own messages to Congress to demand PBM reforms now, or you can share this link with them.