Patient First
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Share Prescription Savings with Bay Staters


Patient First
Policy for Massachusetts

Passing Prescription Savings to Bay Staters


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, insured people with chronic conditions in Massachusetts are paying nearly double what their insurer is paying for lifesaving and life-sustaining medication.

The Solution

Massachusetts lawmakers are championing a simple solution – share the savings with our most vulnerable neighbors. The proposed 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 diseases. 

Our Work

The Patient Pocket Protector Coalition believes that prescription drug rebates should be shared with patients. Over 4 million Massachusetts residents live with at least one chronic condition; 1.6 million live with 2 or more, and rebates for necessary prescription medications average 48%. Our goal is to protect patients’ pockets by holding politicians accountable for out-of-pocket costs and unregulated Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

Tell Massachusetts legislators it is time to share the savings.


The Latest

March 16, 2023
Patients Not PBMs Coalition to Push for Transparency Around Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) Who Grab Savings Meant for Patients
Today, Patients Not PBMs announced its formation to push for legislation
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March 20, 2023
New coalition targets pharmacy benefit managers
A new group of patient advocates, business leaders and independent pharmacists
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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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