Search Autoimmune Association
Share this article
United States Capitol E

AARDA’s Statement on the Medicare Part D rule to CMS

Eastpointe, MI (December 20, 2017) – The Autoimmune Association
issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’
(CMS) request for information (RFI) in their proposed Medicare Part D rule:

“By seeking to ensure that manufacturer-negotiated drug rebates and discounts in the
Medicare Part D program actually go to patients, CMS is exhibiting bold, forward thinking
that could help dramatically improve the bottom line for patients living with chronic

Approximately 50 million Americans, including seniors, live with an autoimmune disease.
Ensuring that medicines are accessible and affordable are top priorities for our community
and finding ways to lower out-of-pocket costs for drugs is a huge step in the right direction.

American seniors – especially those living with autoimmune related diseases – deserve to
receive the drug discounts that were intended for them. We applaud the efforts of CMS to
help patients by finding ways to ensure that Part D plans share drug manufacturers’ discount
and rebate savings with them at the point of sale.”


Share this article

Join our email list

Receive the latest blog articles, news, and more right to your inbox!

Related articles you might be interested in

Autoimmune Association Image Do Not Touch

The Autoimmune Association Announces the Inaugural Young Adult Advisory Council

  As part of our commitment to actively engaging with young people living with autoimmune disease and addressing their unique needs, the Autoimmune...
Autoimmune Association Image Do Not Touch

Raising Voices on Capitol Hill: Our Inaugural Legislative Fly-In

  This month marked a groundbreaking moment as we hosted our inaugural Legislative Fly-In, an inspiring day in Washington, D.C. where 20 passionate...
Autoimmune Association Image Do Not Touch

Raising Hope: Tim Lillis

During the pandemic, Tim Lillis and his friends created a weekly virtual workout, with each friend alternating taking responsibility for leading the workout,...
Autoimmune Association Image Do Not Touch

Raising Hope: Amanda Jackson

Welcome to our inspiring blog series, Raising Hope, where we feature stories of individuals who are making a difference for the autoimmune community...

Find more resources on autoimmunity

Learn more about autoimmunity, diagnosis tips, how to find a physician, and more.