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Policy for Lousiana

Passing Prescription Savings to Louisianans


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 Louisianans with chronic conditions are paying nearly double what their insurer is paying for lifesaving and life-sustaining medication.

The Solution

Senator Jimmy Harris is championing a simple solution – share the savings with our most vulnerable neighbors. SB347 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. 

Tell Louisiana legislators it is time to share the savings.


The Latest

April 12, 2024
SB 347: Louisiana's Bill to Help Lower Patients' Prescription Costs
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December 21, 2022
Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) Spearheads Patient Pocket Protector Coalition to Lower Drug Costs and Advocate for PBM Reform
The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) announced its commitment to lower
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