Tell Ohio Lawmakers: Protect Our Access to Affordable Medication!

Patients across Ohio rely on co-pay assistance from medicine manufacturers and nonprofit organizations to afford our medicine. Now health insurance companies are helping themselves to those funds.

Health plans are using copay diversion programs, refusing to count copay assistance towards our annual deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.

When insurers make co-pays unaffordable for patients, drug manufacturers and non-profits often provide assistance to help patients get the medicine they need.

Insurance companies are forcing patients to pay twice, first with copay assistance – then again out of their own pocket. That's not fair!

House Bill 177 would stop insurance companies from forcing patients to pay twice.

Contact your state Representative today and ask them to protect patients.
Dear Representative:

Please support House Bill 177, an important health care fix that puts the needs of Ohio patients first by protecting our access to copay assistance.

Patients living with diseases and conditions like cancer, arthritis, hemophilia, and many others often rely on financial support from nonprofit organizations and prescription manufacturers to help us pay for the medicines we need.

Unfortunately, health insurer and PBM co-pay diversion schemes are taking our help away. Even though they are using the same financial assistance for their own benefit, they're refusing to count our assistance towards our deductible and out-of-pocket maximums for the year.

In other words, if a patient like me uses copay assistance to pay for a $5,000 monthly treatment, the health insurance plan forces me to pay the $5,000 a second time out of our own pockets.

We shouldn't be forced to come up with payments twice! House Bill 177 would protect us.

We need your help.

Please support House Bill 177 today!

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