29 Aug Star-Telegram: Drug Discount Pricing Program that’s Crucial to JPS is At Risk
JPS Health Network is Tarrant County’s safety-net healthcare provider.
That means we treat all sick people regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
A little-known federal statute called the 340B drug discount pricing program helps us care for the neediest in our community, but the pharmaceutical industry wants to curtail it in Washington.
Signed into law by George H.W. Bush in 1992, the program requires drug companies to sell discounted medications to healthcare providers that serve high numbers of low-income, Medicare and Medicaid patients or are located in remote rural areas.