Advocacy Issue: 340B Drug Pricing Program

The 340B program has worked successfully for over 30 years to allow eligible providers to stretch limited federal resources to provide more comprehensive programs and services to more patients. This is exactly what Congress intended when it created the program in 1992.

AHA Position

Congress should protect the 340B program for all providers and ensure the program continues to help providers stretch limited resources and provide more comprehensive services to more patients. In addition, Congress should advocate that the Department of Health and Human Services remedy all affected hospitals for the unlawful Medicare payment cuts without clawing back funds from any hospital or health system. Congress also should expand drug manufacturer transparency and thwart drug manufacturers’ efforts to unilaterally and unlawfully change the 340B program.

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