CAN’s Statement on the Trump Administration’s Most Favored Nation Rule
Washington, DC, November 20, 2020 – Caregiver Action Network’s CEO John Schall released the following statement expressing serious concerns with the Trump Administration’s Most Favored Nation rule:
“Access to medications – especially new innovative medicines – is essential to the ability of family caregivers to care for their loved ones. The administration’s Most Favored Nation rule would import foreign reference pricing policies that have been known to limit patient access to medications and delay treatment times, particularly for new medicines. It is simply irresponsible for policymakers to change policies that would impact Medicare and the millions of individuals who rely on the program while we are grappling with a global pandemic and awaiting a vaccine. The Most Favored Nation rule will create more roadblocks to high-quality care at a time when our nation needs improved patient access. As family caregivers, our first priority will always be the health and well-being of our loved ones. We urge the administration to reconsider this misguided rule and focus on changes that can directly help patients and those that care for them.”
Caregiver Action Network (www.CaregiverAction.org) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN reaches caregivers on multiple platforms. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.