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Patient First
Policy for Arkansas

Passing Prescription Savings to Arkansans

Today, insured patients in Arkansas with chronic conditions may be paying double what they should for life saving medications. Why? Health insurers and PBMs pocket billions in discounts and rebates from drug makers – savings that should be shared with patients.
Thankfully, Governor Sanders signed into law a simple solution – share the savings with patients in Arkansas who desperately need them. Governor Sanders is leading the charge to bring down drug prices making Arkansas the 2nd state in the nation to ensure drug rebates are passed through directly to patients at the point-of-sale.
Governor Sanders, Sen. Justin Boyd, and Rep. Brandon Achor, thank you for supporting people over profit.

The Issue

Health insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) negotiate significant rebates and discounts when purchasing medications from drug manufacturers, but fail to pass those rebates and discounts on to patients.

As a result, many insured Arkansans with chronic conditions are paying nearly double what their insurer is paying for lifesaving and life-sustaining medication.

The Solution

Arkansas lawmakers are championing a simple solution – share the savings with our most vulnerable neighbors. This legislation would require insurers and PBMs to share the benefit of rebates and negotiated discounts directly with patients. 

It is time to fix the financial burden placed on people living with chronic conditions.

Our Work

The Patient Pocket Protector Coalition believes that prescription drug rebates should be shared with patients. 133 million American live with at least one chronic condition; 1 in 4 Americans live with 2 or more, and rebates for necessary prescription medications is, on average, 48%. Our goal is to protect patients’ pockets by holding politicians accountable for out-of-pocket costs and unregulated Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

It is time to fix the financial burden placed on people living with chronic diseases.


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