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Bipartisan Bill Would Prevent Cuts to 340B Program

Reps. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have introduced House Resolution 4392, a bipartisan bill that would block cuts for hospitals that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

The bill would reverse the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ finalized proposal to cut payments by 28 percent — $1.6 billion — to certain hospitals for drugs purchased under the 340B program. In September, a majority of House members signed on to a letter opposing the cuts. In the California delegation, 28 members cosigned the letter.

Hospitals that benefit from the 340B program should ask their member of Congress to cosponsor the bill. To find contact information for your representative, visit www.house.gov/representatives/find.

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