“We call on Congress to enact legislation, built around robust federal funding for reinsurance that is adequate to ensure stability, encourage competition and lower costs for consumers while maintaining the core consumer protections in current federal statute.”
The Roundtable is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Washington, D.C.-based Better Medicare Alliance (www.bettermedicare.org). Led by Former U.S Representative Allyson Schwartz, the Better Medicare Alliance is an influential voice and advocate for the Medicare Advantage program and the beneficiaries it serves.
“We look forward to working with you and Members of Congress from both parties on policies that encourage EGWP plan innovation to improve care and provide stability for employers to maintain consistent coverage and offer meaningful, cost-effective health benefits and services to millions of retirees.”
Whether you’re a member of the Roundtable or not, we’d like to invite you to complete our Specialty Pharmacy Survey. The results of this survey will be used to produce a White Paper that will be released in conjunction with our Congressional Forum later this Spring.
“Group health plan sponsors are highly challenged to fund and maintain flexibility in very dynamic field and the limited wraparound plan could be an important tool in meeting these challenges.”
“…approximately half of all Americans have at least one chronic condition and about a quarter suffer from two or more. Each year, millions of Americans struggle to receive the appropriate care due to onerous cost burdens. Studies show that chronic conditions account for $.86 of every dollar spent on health care and, without appropriate management, lead to adverse effects on health outcomes and quality of life.”
“To ensure that generic drug developers are not prevented by a small handful of brand companies from obtaining samples necessary to bring new accessible generic and biosimilar drugs to patients and payors, congressional action is necessary.”
“Both legislative vehicles work against the policy priorities of the Roundtable … and would have a severe deleterious impact on public sector workers, retirees, and their dependents, as well as the state and local taxpayers who fund their benefits.”
“We commend the Committee and the Working Group on its hard work and commitment to the development of bipartisan solutions to address the needs of the millions of Americans living with chronic medical conditions.”