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"Charity Care Program Fails"

AIR 340B Op-Ed Published in The Hill 

March 26, 2014 - More than two decades after Congress formally established the 340B program to ensure that vulnerable and uninsured patients would have access to prescription medicines, it is increasingly clear that needy patients are not always the ones reaping the benefits of this important program. 

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New Analysis Shows Many 340B Hospitals Provide Minimal Charity Care; Small Percentage of 340B Hospitals Provide More

Coalition Calls for Congress to Reconsider Eligibility Criteria

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2014) - A new analysis released today by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) indicates that a substantial portion of hospitals enrolled in the 340B program provide only a minimal amount of charity care; as such, they may not be fulfilling Congress’ expectations.  

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Charity Care Paper Statements of Support


New Study on Charity Care in Hospitals

Charity Care Paper Q&A

White Paper on the 340B Drug Discount Program

Winter 2013 -- Congress created the 340B program in 1992 to help uninsured indigent patients gain better access to prescription medicines. This program, as originated, provided discounts to outpatient facilities for the purpose of sustaining certain services to this population. 340B is important today and going forward for the many patients who are dependent on this program. This white paper examines the history and original intent of the program as well as highlights key findings to help policymakers ensure that the 340B program meets its stated purpose and to provide a roadmap for next steps to be considered.

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