21st Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers
A Compendium of Findings About the Retirement Outlook of U.S. Workers By Catherine Collinson, Patti Rowey, Heidi Cho Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies A Compendium of Findings About the Retirement Outlook of U.S. Workers (“Compendium”), a collaboration between nonprofit Transamerica Institute® and its Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS), explores the health, employment, and finances […]
Explaining the Prescription Drug Provisions in the Build Back Better Act
By Juliette Cubanski, Tricia Neuman, and Meredith Freed Kaiser Family Foundation On November 19, 2021, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), which includes a broad package of health, social, and environmental proposals supported by President Biden. The BBBA includes several provisions that would lower prescription drug costs for people […]
LTSS Choices: Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults
By Edem Hado and Brendan Flinn AARP Public Policy Institute Demand for home and community-based services (HCBS) is expected to continue to increase over time as the 65+ population grows larger and older and has a greater need for long-term services and supports. More than 80 percent of adults have expressed a desire to remain […]
SCPC Applauds House Minority’s Forum on PBMs; Encourages Congress to Protect Older Patients by Holding PBMs Accountable
Washington, DC – Today, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.) and minority committee members lawmakers will hold a forum to discuss the impact of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in pharmaceutical markets with industry experts, pharmacists, physicians, and PBMs. In anticipation of the forum the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) offered […]
Long-Term Care Pharmacies are Essential in Supporting Individuals with LTC Needs, Regardless of Residence
Policy and Operational Barriers are Inhibiting Access to LTC Pharmacies Services in the Community Washington, DC – While policymakers and thought leaders on Capitol Hill and across our nation continue to discuss bolstering home and community-based services, new original research and policy analysis identified barriers to long-term care (LTC) pharmacy services for Medicare beneficiaries living […]
HHS Fails to Address Pandemic Relief for Long-Term Care Pharmacies
SCPC Warns Support is Needed to Maintain Patient Care while LTC Facilities Manage Latest COVID Spike and LTC Pharmacies Prepare for Vaccine Distribution Washington, DC – The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today expressed disappointment that, despite months of discussions, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has failed to assure reasonable pandemic relief […]
SCPC Signed Letter in Support of S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act.
Re: S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act Dear Senator Collins and Senator Smith, The undersigned organizations are writing in support of S.2723 – The Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act. Drug shortages have been on the rise for several years, with an estimated 210 drugs currently at risk or not readily available […]
Completion of CVS Health-Aetna Merger Underscores Importance to Seniors of Scrutinizing Proposed CMS Drug Pricing Rule
National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Warns Health Industry Consolidation Crushing Choice, Competition at Expense of Senior Consumers…Read More.
SCPC Expresses Concern Proposed CMS Rule Threatens Seniors’ Access to Essential Medications, Further Undermines LTC Pharmacy Economic Viability
The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today said its initial review of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D programs…Read More.