Protect Patients from Soaring Out-of-Pocket Costs

The sickest and most vulnerable patients—those who live with serious, complex chronic illness like rheumatologic diseases—are being targeted by health plan programs that undermine the benefits of copay assistance for medicines.

The bipartisan Help Ensure Lower Patient (HELP) Copays Act (H.R. 5801) requires health plans to count the value of copay assistance toward a patient plan’s cost-sharing requirements. This would ensure that all payments, whether they come directly out of a patient’s pocket or from the help of copay assistance, counts towards their out-of-pocket cost calculation under their healthcare plan.

Tell Congress the importance of eliminating barriers to treatment for patients to ensure necessary and life-saving medications can be afforded.

Enter your address information to either ask your Representative to support H.R. 5801 or thank them for already supporting this important legislation.

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