Too many North Carolinians are being kept from the treatments they need.
Our mission is to change that.
Fair Health NC is a coalition of patient and provider organizations dedicated to creating a healthier North Carolina by promoting policies which increase access to care.
OUR CURRENT FOCUS:
North Carolinians are facing more out-of-pocket costs. Recently, insurers and PBMs have implemented “copay accumulator adjustment programs." These policies prevent any copay assistance (whether it be from charities, copay cards, churches or other third-parties) from counting towards a patient's deductible or out-of-pocket maximum. So copay assistance no longer reduces a patient or a family's cost-sharing burden.
Such copay accumulator adjustment programs are a growing problem. In fact, a new report by The AIDS Institute shows that five out of six 2021 Marketplace plans in North Carolina have implemented them.