Why Your Investment in the NCPA Legislative/Legal Defense Fund Matters

  • 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—just take a look at their lobbying plans for this year in an apparently leaked memo. To help you and your business succeed, we need your support to make sure we can remain effective.

  • 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 against PBMs and organizations that want to.

  • 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 52% of all prescription drugs dispensed by independent community pharmacies, according to the 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health. That means, on average, 52% of your business is directly impacted by what the government does.

  • Running an effective legislative and regulatory program can be quite costly. A fully-funded Advocacy Center operation is necessary to keep the tide turning in our favor. 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 invest in your LDF as much as possible.