“Congress should preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program and protect patients and communities,” writes AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels in an AHA Stat blog post. He notes, “Every day, we see stories about the exorbitant costs of prescription drugs and the serious challenges they pose for individuals and the entire health care system. One program that has a 25-year track record of improving access to medications and health care services for people in vulnerable communities is the 340B program.” The blog post highlights examples of how hospitals in Florida, California and Vermont are using savings from the 340B program to fund medications for patients with no ability to pay and improve access to care for vulnerable populations. For more on the 340B program, see the AHA video