Ensuring Access to Safe, Effective and Affordable Medications and Treatment Options

Groundbreaking medicines continue to enter the marketplace and improve the lives of patients. But spending on prescription drugs has also increased substantially, representing as much as 20 percent of health insurance premiums. In total, drug spending is projected to rise more quickly than overall healthcare spending over the next several years – an unsustainable path.

BCBSA supports a robust, competitive prescription drug market that continues to promote innovations that ensure people have timely access to safe, effective, cutting-edge prescription medicines and their generic equivalents at the most affordable price. We also support greater transparency and sharing of information on prescription pricing and providing all participants in the healthcare industry, including medical professionals, with the tools they need.

BCBSA believes everyone should have access to safe, effective and affordable treatment options and is committed to helping Americans manage their health in ways that improve outcomes and lower costs.

Learn more about drug pricing reform here.