H.R. 1946, the Preserving Our Hometown Independent Pharmacies Act.
The bill would help level the playing field by allowing independent community pharmacies to join together in contract negotiations with PBMs. By giving community pharmacies negotiating clout similar to large, national pharmacy chains, the legislation would facilitate greater competition and more patient-friendly pharmacy contracts.
Sponsor: Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10]
H.R. 1971/S. 1058, the Pharmacy Competition and Consumer Choice Act.
The bill provides basic protections to consumers and health plans to ensure pharmacy benefit dollars are spent wisely, while partially leveling the playing field for independent community pharmacies.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5]
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR]
HR 1936, Medicare Access to Diabetes Supplies Act
It would allow seniors to continue receiving essential diabetes testing supplies and expert counseling on their proper use from independent community pharmacists, who otherwise would be shut out.
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18]
H.R. 4215 - Medicare Pharmacy Transparency and Fair Auditing Act
Sponsor:Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 3/20/2012)
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