Imagine the pill you took this morning is keeping you alive. Now imagine you couldn’t afford it. The 340B Drug Pricing Program allows safety-net providers to cover core services and expenses for the most vulnerable populations in the country, but it is currently under threat.
Facing a barrage of attacks from pharmaceutical manufacturers, we jumped at the chance to help protect the drug discount program in partnership with 340B Health, a membership organization that advocates for more than 12,000 safety-net hospitals. We developed a vital web resource for policymakers, media, and others to learn about the program. We wrote and placed op-eds to support the 340B program in critical target states and drafted reports that showcase the program’s need and successes. And today, we’re still working with 340B Health to amplify the voices of safety-net providers through strategic advising on policy and engagement as well as sharing intelligence on potential changes to the program.