What You Need To Know About The NCPA Legislative / Legal Defense Fund
What is the money used for/what does the LDF do?
The LDF funds our national and state government affairs activities on your behalf. The LDF is NOT the same as the NCPA Political Action Committee (PAC). Running an effective legislative and regulatory program can be quite costly. A fully-funded Government Affairs operation is necessary to keep the tide turning in our favor and can cost over $2 million a year. Litigation is also expensive, but we can see the benefits, such as the millions of dollars in Medicaid pharmacy cuts averted through securing and maintaining the Federal Medicaid AMP injunction. Your continued and renewed support is greatly appreciated. Please give as much as possible.
What are the differences between the NCPA PAC and LDF?
NCPA supports your business and patients in two ways! Click here for an NCPA PAC and LDF comparison.
Why should I contribute to the LDF?
The health care industry alone spends $300+ million annually—more than any other sector—in its efforts to influence Congress and federal agencies. Millions more were spent at the state level. NCPA needs a healthy LDF to fight back. Community pharmacy is subject to pervasive federal regulation. The government plays the leading role in reimbursement policy for Medicare and Medicaid patients. These two programs collectively account for 44% of all prescription drugs dispensed by independent community pharmacies, according to the 2010 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. That means, on average, 44% of your business is directly impacted by what the government does.
What are the benefits of contributing?
We are fighting the PBM abuses that you and your patients face daily—on the legislative and legal fronts. NCPA is the only group in our nation’s capital looking out for the unique needs of independent pharmacy owners. Government has a huge impact on our profession and our business and if we don’t have a seat at the table, we put both at risk. The PBMs spend millions of dollars for well-financed and very slick government affairs operations. To help you and your business succeed, we need your support to make sure we can remain effective.
No limits to what you can give!
Unlike the PAC where only personal funds can be given, both personal and corporate funds are accepted and there are no limits on the amount you can give. Corporate funds may be tax deductible as a business expense under the laws of your state. Ask your accountant.
How can I contribute?
- By check, payable to "NCPALDF" at 100 Daingerfield Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
- By phone, call NCPA with your credit card information toll free at 800-544-7447
- By fax: Fax your completed contribution form to 703-683-3619 (We urge you to select the convenient option of automatic monthly contributions.)
- Download a copy of the Contribution Form.
- Fill out our Online Contribution Form