Statement in Response to Nancy Pelosi’s Drug Proposal

23 Sep 2019

Washington, DC: September 19, 2019 – The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA), an organization that promotes improvement in lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses, released the following statement in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposal that fails to address patient health care costs:

“For individuals living with a mental illness, ensuring medications best match the needs of the patient is paramount to delivering the best health care outcomes. To do so, many rely on Medicare to access the medications they need to live healthy and productive lives. We are concerned with Speaker Pelosi’s proposal to alter the Medicare program in such a way that patient access to innovative therapies may be curtailed. Whether that access is limited by an international pricing index or government arbitration and negotiation, any narrowing of the pool of available medications is unacceptable. We urge Congress to reject this proposal in favor of solutions that will broaden the treatment and preserve the quality of care for our most vulnerable and suffering of our loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and friends.”

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