AMCNO Joins Coalition Opposing Drug Pricing Proposal

The AMCNO has joined Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue, a broad-based coalition of Ohio organizations and associations that opposes the November 2017 ballot initiative that would affect prescription drug costs.

The AMCNO evaluated the independent reviews of this measure and concluded that despite the claims of its supporters, this initiative would likely increase—not lower—state prescription drug costs.

Healthcare policy experts, including three former Medicaid Directors, studied the proposal and determined that this initiative would, in fact, increase the costs of prescription drugs for many Ohioans and could potentially reduce patient access to medications.

The AMCNO is deeply concerned about the affordability of prescription drugs, and we want patients to have access to the treatments they need. The AMCNO also supports reform to protect consumers and lower drug costs, but this ballot measure is not the right solution and could result in negative consequences for the very patients it seeks to help. 

The Pollen Line is now closed. See you in the spring!

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