Communicating for America has joined the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, and 380 other organizations leading the effort to support Medicare Part D and oppose Part D rebates.Letters signed by all organizations were delivered to members of the House of Representatives and the Senate last week. The letter urges opposition to Part D rebates because they will:• Increase Part D premiums by 20 to 40 percent • Shift costs onto employers and states, which could increase drug prices for others. • Jeopardize adherence to care plans • Weaken incentives that have helped dramatically to hold down costs.
Medicare Part D is currently 45 percent under budget projections and premiums have remained steady for seniors since the program was implemented. We believe this is a model for the government to replicate and proposals like Part D rebates will jeopardize the programs’ success.
CALL TO ACTION We urge you to consider contacting your Congressional representatives in opposition to Part D rebates. For assistance, please contactMichael@cainc.org. He will prepare a message specific to your Congressional representative.