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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