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CHA Submits Letter to HHS on 340B Program

CHA has submitted the attached letter to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the 340B section of its Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.

In the letter, CHA argues that the administration’s focus on the 340B drug discount program as part of a plan to lower drug prices is misplaced. CHA describes the importance of the 340B program in providing essential medications and access to health care for California’s most vulnerable populations.

To highlight the program’s importance, CHA offers specific examples of how California’s hospitals have used the savings from the program to fund vital patient care services — including mobile health clinics, chemotherapy infusion centers, Hepatitis C treatment and inner-city primary care centers.

CHA encourages members to use the letter as a template to submit their own comments. Comments are due Monday, July 16 by 2 p.m. (PT) and may be submitted online.

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