AFSCME MD Calls on Hogan Administration to Take Action for Lower Drug Costs

On June 24th, AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran sent the following letter to the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, its Advisory Committee, and key legislators expressing concerns about the commitment to a robust state Pharmacy Benefit Manager reverse auction.

Click here to see the full letter sent to the Perscription Drug Affordability Board. 

The cost of prescription drugs to active and retired state and local government employees continues to be a hardship for individuals. 

AFSCME supports the Board’s work to explore policies to provide affordable prescription drugs, but is unclear why the Hogan administration and the Board appear to lack a commitment to implementing a reverse auction that could lower costs to the state and its workers.

AFSCME is committed to finding real solutions to the costs of health care for its members, and looks forward to working with the Board to achieve those solutions.