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Statement on Withdrawal of 340B Mega-Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Statement attributable to:
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals

WASHINGTON – “America’s Essential Hospitals thanks the Trump administration for withdrawing proposed 340B program omnibus guidance from Office of Management and Budget review.

“This welcome development follows strong advocacy by essential hospitals, which vigorously opposed this so-called “mega-guidance” for its dramatic narrowing of eligibility for affordable drugs. Today’s decision preserves the 340B program’s valuable benefits to low-income and other disadvantaged people, and the hospitals on which they depend.

“We look forward to continuing a conversation on ways to strengthen the 340B program that ensure program integrity while meeting the needs of vulnerable patients and communities.”

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About America’s Essential Hospitals
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

Our nearly 300 members are vital to their communities, providing primary care through trauma care, disaster response, health professional training, research, public health programs, and other services. They innovate and adapt to lead the broader health care community toward more effective and efficient care.

Contact:
Carl Graziano
cgraziano@essentialhospitals.org
202.585.0102

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