Many Michigan patients, especially those living with complex or chronic diseases, are facing barriers to affording the health care they rely on. Innovative medications help save lives and allow patients to live full, productive lives. However, high costs at the pharmacy counter, harmful insurance practices, and other barriers are keeping critical health care out of reach for patients.

Health insurers have increasingly started implementing copay accumulator programs in Michigan, which prohibit any financial copay assistance from applying to patient out-of-pocket costs. That means that a patient's out of pocket costs are effectively paid twice: once from the assistance program and again from the patient's own wallet - making it harder for patients to afford the care they need.

Help support Michigan patients. Join us today to reduce barriers to care.

Send a message to your Michigan legislators to end copay accumulator programs and help patients access crucial medications and treatments. Sign your name and we'll send you email opportunities to take action online and in your community.
Dear [Legislator Name],

As your constituent, I urge you take action and support HB 4353 to lower what Michigan patients pay for their prescriptions at the pharmacy counter.

Patients across Michigan are being confronted with high out-of-pocket costs and other insurance barriers to accessing medications and care they need. Although many Michigan patients rely on financial copay assistance to afford their health care, patients are being confronted with a dangerous growing program. Insurance companies are increasingly implementing copay accumulator adjustment programs that prevent any financial copay assistance from counting toward a patient's annual deductible or out-of-pocket maximum.

These programs are leading to increased and often surprising out-of-pocket costs for Michigan residents when they visit the pharmacy. Please support HB 4353 and prioritize the needs of patients. Health insurance companies should apply any payment towards a patient's deductible or out-of-pocket maximum.

Thank you,
[your name]
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