How does H. B. 177 address “accumulator adjustor programs”?

HB 177 will ensure ALL payments made by or on the behalf of patients, are applied to the patients’ deductible and out-of-pocket maximums. The legislation does not interfere with health insurance policies to save money by requiring the use of generic medications.

Protecting Patient Assistance DOES NOT INCREASE employer premiums

Health insurers argue that co-pay accumulator adjustment bans will cause a rise in insurance premiums. While co-pay accumulator mandates have been in effect in Ohio for several years now, health insurance premiums have still risen and out-of-pocket expenses for patients have exploded. A significant amount of research for the 20 states and Puerto Rico with bans show that copay accumulator bans HAVE NOT INCREASED PREMIUMS.

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Organizations Supporting Ohio House Bill 177

Organizations Supporting Ohio House Bill 177
  • American Association of Clinical Urologists
  • AIMED Alliance
  • Alliance for Patient Access
  • Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions
  • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Arthritis Foundation – Ohio River Valley
  • American Heart Association
  • American Kidney Fund
  • American Liver Foundation
  • Association of Women in Rheumatology
  • BioOhio
  • Cancer Support Community Central Ohio
  • Chronic Care Policy Alliance
  • Chronic Disease Coalition
  • Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
  • Community Oncology Alliance
  • Crohns & Colitis Foundation
  • Crohn’s Colitis Foundation – Central Ohio
  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Equitas Health
  • Gaucher Community Alliance
  • Global Healthy Living Foundation
  • HIV+HEP Policy Institute
  • Immune Deficiency Foundation
  • Infusion Access Foundation
  • Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition
  • Mental Health America of Ohio
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Ohio
  • National Eczema Association
  • National Hemophilia Foundation
  • National Infusion Center Association
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders
  • National Organization of Rheumatology Managers
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
  • Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Ohio Association of Rheumatology
  • Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Ohio Chapter of American College of Cardiology
  • Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Ohio Dermatological Association
  • Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Association
  • Ohio Hematology Oncology Society
  • Ohio Osteopathic Association
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association
  • Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • Ohio Psychological Association
  • Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
  • Ohio State Grange
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Pharmacists United in Truth & Transparency
  • Pompe Alliance
  • Rare Action Access Project
  • The AIDS Institute
  • The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio