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February 8, 2022

PBGH Joins More Than 90 Organizations to Call on the Senate to Pass Drug Pricing Reforms

PBGH joined more than 90 organizations representing patients, consumers, seniors, unions, small businesses, large employers, physicians and disease advocacy groups to urge the Senate to immediately advance a reconciliation package that includes the reforms to lower prescription drug prices agreed to in the Build Back Better Act.

December 20, 2021

National Employer Group Urges Congress to Continue Pursuing Drug Price Reform

The Purchaser Business Group on Health calls on Congress to continue efforts to rein in drug prices, despite Sunday’s announcement by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) that he could not support President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which included provisions to protect the American people from high prescription drug costs.

November 3, 2021

PBGH Statement on New Legislation to Ban Anti-Competitive Practices in Health Care Contracting

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) commends Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) for introducing the Healthy Competition for Better Care Act.

November 2, 2021

EmployersRx Statement for Drug Cost Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

The Employers’s Prescription for Affordable Drugs (EmployersRx) coalition applauds the work of congressional leaders to reach agreement regarding prescription drug provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act.

November 2, 2021

National Employer Group Praises Drug Deal Announced Today

The Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) commends congressional negotiators who struck a landmark deal to reform the prescription drug market.

October 28, 2021

Statement on the New Budget Reconciliation Framework

The Purchaser Business Group on Health is profoundly disappointed that the budget reconciliation framework announced today by President Biden omits any policies to deal with unaffordable prescription drugs.

October 6, 2021

PBGH Strongly Supports the No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule: A Big Win for Consumers and Employers

On Sept. 30, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury, released an interim final rule (IFR) implementing the No Surprises Act.

September 30, 2021

Quality Improvement Project to Modernize Primary Care Launched

Covered California, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) are partnering to launch a pilot program to promote improvement in primary care which will benefit all Californians.

September 13, 2021

Patients and Employers Agree: Congress Must Allow Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Americans

Patients and employers urge the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees to move forward with H.R. 3, a bill that will empower Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices on behalf of Americans.

September 7, 2021

EmployersRx: Congress Must Reduce Drug Costs for Everyone

Congressional leaders are currently drafting legislation that would allow the federal government to negotiate the price of high-cost drugs and those newly entering the market.