340B Executive Order & Budget Implications
Governor Newsom signed Executive Order (N-01-19) to create a single-purchaser system of drugs in California. The Executive Order directs the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to transition all pharmacy services for Medi-Cal managed care to Fee For Service (FFS) by January 2021, which could effectively end the savings received through the 340B program and ultimately limit services and access for California’s low-income, vulnerable communities. The Governor maintains this transition in the Proposed State Budget released in January and the revised State Budget released in May.
340B Survey: Implications if 340B savings are eliminated
In April 2019, along with our partners at CPCA, we commissioned a 340B member survey. Below you can download the two-page fact sheet that highlights the results from that survey.
340B Survey Results
If you have questions on the survey or need region-specific data, please contact Liz Oseguera at Liz@healthplusadvocates.org.
CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is committed to ensuring the resources health centers need, which today come from 340B savings, remain. Staff have Advocates' staff asks that you share with us the results of your conversations so that we can be as coordinated as possible as we seek a solution that works for the Administration, Medi-Cal, health centers and patients.
- Submit a letter by Tuesday, May 21st calling on your elected official to act. Tell them what’s at stake if you lose savings from the 340B program.
Senate Template Letter Assembly Template Letter
- Schedule a meeting with your elected official. Below are talking points you can use when speaking with your legislator.
Download Talking Points
Please send updates or questions to Beth Malinowski at Beth@healthplusadvocates.org.