This week the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) continues the push for pharmacy choice and the “any willing pharmacy” policy. As part of that effort, a new advertisement to Capitol Hill spreads awareness of an “open letter” to Congress on this issue that was signed by 130+ patient advocacy, pharmacist and business organizations.
You can click here to see a copy of the ad. It depicts a community pharmacist helping a Medicare beneficiary and features highlights from the broad-based, open letter to Congress.
It states, “130 patient advocacy, pharmacist and business organizations have a message for Congress:
- “Give Medicare beneficiaries more convenient access to discounted or “preferred” copays at community pharmacies willing to accept the terms and conditions of Medicare Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs).
- “Support pharmacy choice in Medicare Part D. Don’t force rural seniors to travel 20+ miles to a “preferred” pharmacy. Allow any willing pharmacy to offer a drug plan’s “preferred” copays.”
The ad concludes by inviting readers to visit NCPA’s Web page dedicated to this issue—www.ncpanet.org/advocacy/pharmacy-choice