In a letter responding to the Department of Health and Human Services drug pricing request for information (RFI), the Partnership for Part D access outlined the overwhelming evidence that reinforces the importance of the ‘six protected classes’ as they currently stand. Despite widespread bipartisan backing and a history of longstanding support from patients, this new proposal designed to address prescription drug prices could potentially undermine Medicare's vital 'protected classes' policy. Partnership's letter to HHS emphasizes that the six protected classes policy is an essential patient safeguard in Part D, and stand as a guarantee that patients with the most complex conditions will have access to the full spectrum of medications under Part D.
The letter in its entirety can be read below.
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