State House Introduces 340B “Pick-Pocketing” Legislation

Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Westmoreland) introduced HB 1319 on April 30. The bill would prohibit imposing fees or reducing reimbursement to Pennsylvania 340B providers just because they are a 340B provider. The bill will protect the intent of the 340B Program by ensuring the savings are directed to our most vulnerable and not pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The bill was referred to the House Health Committee. PACHC is working to arrange meetings with the Governor’s office, House Health Committee staff and House leadership in support of the legislation. Currently, about a dozen states have enacted legislation to protect 340B savings and combat pick-pocketing efforts by prohibiting PBMs from discriminating against 340B covered entities in a variety of ways. Please view this living document jointly developed by NACHC and Colleen Meiman to see recent state-level laws introduced or enacted to protect 340B savings.