Ten patient and provider groups, representing millions of Americans, issued the following statement in response to the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) scores of two pieces of health care reform legislation currently being considered by the U.S. Senate.
Cost effectiveness analysis must be used carefully and as part of a comprehensive evaluation of the value a treatment, such as highly effective modulators, provide to people living with cystic fibrosis.
Kids from 20 States Make Case for Drug Funding and Access to Care for Fatal Disease
Foundation and Legislative Supporters Pushed for Bill
The legislation would impact the health care coverage of millions of Americans, including people living with cystic fibrosis.
Eight Patient/Consumer Groups Urge Senate to Start Over
Twelve patient/consumer groups urge senate to reject the bill.
Proposed legislation has the potential to revitalize the global marketplace for novel antibiotics, bringing urgently needed medicines for drug-resistant infections to patients.