Sign Your Name Now: Help Tennessee Patients and Reduce Barriers to Healthcare
In Tennessee, many patients are facing the impossible choice of deciding between paying for groceries or affording lifesaving prescriptions.
For patients with complex diseases, innovative treatments, including provider-administered therapy, can help them live healthy, productive lives. However, high costs, harmful insurance practices, and other barriers are keeping many from getting the care they need. For example, some health insurance companies have recently made it harder to access treatments by enacting new programs that prevent patients from counting financial assistance toward their annual out-of-pocket maximum, leaving many patients with unbearably high medical bills and putting some treatments out of reach completely.
Join the Infusion Access Foundation today to reduce barriers to healthcare and help Tennesseans access lifesaving treatment and medicines.
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High out-of-pocket costs and other insurance barriers are keeping patients in Tennessee from accessing the innovative care they deserve to live full, healthy lives. Recently, some health insurance companies have made it harder to afford innovative treatments by enacting copay accumulator adjustment programs – new programs that prevent patients from counting financial assistance received from other sources toward their annual out-of-pocket maximum, leaving many patients with unbearably high medical bills.
This would be like if my bank accepted payments on my mortgage from my own pocketbook and from money I borrowed from a family member, but only applied the money from my pocketbook towards the bank note. Health insurance companies should apply any payment towards a patient's deductible or out-of-pocket maximum.
Thankfully there is pending legislation that would require just that - HB0619 and SB1397 would require that any payment made on behalf of a patient is applied to their cost sharing requirement.
As your constituent, I urge you to support these bills that help patients afford the care they need.