Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers has launched a six-figure television and digital advertising campaign calling for reforms to ensure pharmacy benefit managers pass on prescription drug discounts directly to workers and employers. The campaign spotlights how these insurer-owned middlemen are contributing to skyrocketing health care costs and driving up the cost of medicines by pocketing big discounts from drugmakers instead of passing them on to America’s workforce.
“America’s manufacturing workforce has struggled with skyrocketing health care costs driven by insurer-owned PBM middlemen for far too long,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “PBMs pocket big discounts from prescription drugmakers instead of passing them on to workers and employers. Manufacturers are committed to providing quality health care benefits to our employees, so we need reforms to stop insurer-owned PBMs from keeping discounts and driving up prescription drug costs.”
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The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 13 million men and women, contributes $2.90 trillion to the U.S. economy annually and accounts for 55% of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.