LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) executive director Dominick Pallone issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer’s What Happens Next address.
“The single highest cost to health care is prescription drugs. Unlike health plans and providers who are regulated at the state level, drug manufacturers are not. Their time has come.
Michiganders are tired of paying sticker-shock prices for Big Pharma’s unregulated prescription drugs. This must end.
We look forward to working with Governor Whitmer and the Legislature to hold drug manufacturers accountable by creating a prescription drug affordability review board. The time is now.”
The Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) is an industry voice for 11 health care plans, covering more than 3.5 million Michigan residents, and 50 businesses affiliated with the health care industry. MAHP facilitates communication among members, government, and the industry regarding health care issues of common concern. The mission of the Michigan Association of Health Plans is to provide leadership for the promotion and advocacy of high quality, affordable, accessible health care for the citizens of Michigan.back to blog