Patient First
Policy for Oklahoma

Share Prescription Savings with Sooners

Advocates –Join Us March 22

The Issue

Health insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) negotiate significant rebates and discounts when purchasing medications from drug manufacturers, but fail to pass those rebates and discounts on to patients.

As a result, many insured Sooners with chronic conditions are paying nearly double what their insurer is paying for lifesaving and life-sustaining medication.

The Solution

Rep. Kevin Wallace and Sen. John Montgomery are championing a simple solution – share the savings with our most vulnerable neighbors. HB 2853 and SB 879 would require insurers and PBMs to share the benefit of rebates and negotiated discounts directly with patients. 

It is time to fix the financial burden placed on people living with chronic conditions.

Our Work

The Patient Pocket Protector Coalition believes that prescription drug rebates should be shared with patients. 133 million American live with at least one chronic condition; 1 in 4 Americans live with 2 or more, and rebates for necessary prescription medications is, on average, 48%. Our goal is to protect patients’ pockets by holding politicians accountable for out-of-pocket costs and unregulated Pharmacy Benefit Managers.

Tell Oklahoma legislators it is time to share the savings.


The Latest

March 8, 2023
Support Letter
We are writing to voice our support for HB2853, requiring Pharmacy Benefit...
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