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PCMA: Proposed Overhaul of FEHBP Pharmacy Benefit,Would Undermine Cost-Saving Tools, ,Reduce Choices for 8 Million Americans,
Date:2/23/2010

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“Specific provisions in the bill that would undermine cost-saving tools and reduce choices for enrollees would:

 
  • Force FEHBP to stop managing drug benefits like Fortune 500 companies and unions and instead operate more like the Medicaid program for the poor, which is bankrupting state governments across the country.

 
  • Pay pharmacies at a loss based on the government pricing formula currently used by Medicaid, which would cause many pharmacies to reconsider participating in the program.

 
  • Undermine OPM, which already has the authority to impose all of the bill’s provisions without seeking any new authority from Congress.

 
  • Interfere with exi
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