ACTION ALERT: Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign the PBM bill
This is PSSNY's first Call to Action for PSSNY members to write to the Governor about the PBM bill. S6531 is one of many bills that have passed both houses and have not yet gone to his desk. Please take this opportunity to tell the Governor why licensing PBMs is urgently needed. Your messages are an important part of PSSNY's ongoing campaign to raise public awareness and get a law on the books in New York. The Society is actively monitoring developments and will keep members informed.
New York legislators passed the strongest PBM licensing bill in the country according to policy analysts who track activity in state capitols. S6531 was a clear legislative win. Soon the bill will be on Governor Cuomo's desk and he will decide whether to sign it into law. This is where every pharmacist's voice is important.
The opposition is formidable, but so are we. It's time to step up!
Pharmacists must be active and visible in this effort. YOU need to tell the Governor why this bill is so urgently needed. YOU need to bear witness to what you see and what you know about the harm caused every day by these unregulated behemoths.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
PSSNY Applauds NYS Legislature for Passing the Nation's Toughest Bill to Regulating PBM Middlemen
“We thank the members of the New York State Legislature for passing these bills, the leadership of Speaker Heastie and Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins, as well as Health and Insurance Committee Chairs Senators Breslin and Rivera and Assembly Members Gottfried and Cahill, who took the time to understand the issues and act in the best interest of New York’s patients, consumers, tax payers and healthcare providers,” said Debbi Barber, PSSNY President. Read PSSNY Press Release
Thank you to Senator James Skoufis, his staff, Senator Rivera, and their respective committees for their diligence in issuing this report on PBM practices here in NY. This report pairs with PSSNY's report on PBM spread pricing recently released. Have you seen the 3Axis Advisors Report on PBM Spread Pricing in NY Medicaid Managed Care? #PBMReform #SaveCommunityPharmacy