The Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR340B) is a coalition of patient advocacy groups, clinical care providers and biopharmaceutical innovators dedicated to strengthening and sustaining the 340B program to ensure it directly supports access to outpatient prescription medicines for uninsured indigent patients.
Alliance members believe the 340B program is critically important to uninsured indigent patients and attention is needed to address concerns that the program has deviated from its original purpose and is leading to unintended consequences for patients.
News and Reports
In Case You Missed It: Washington Hospitals Falling Short on Charity Care, Potentially Discriminating Against Latino Patients
September 19, 2017
The Seattle Times recently wrote on a report conducted by Columbia Legal Services (CLS) that found a record number of hospitals are withholding charity care throughout the state of Washington. 27 of the hospitals referenced are 340B Drug Discount Program covered entities, a program which was designed to help certain health care safety-net providers that serve uninsured or otherwise vulnerable patients reduce outpatient prescription drug costs, giving entities the ability to increase uncompensated and charity care in their local communities.