Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics #00411

Submission Number:
00411
Commenter:
Randhawa
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Understanding Competition in U.S. Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics
I am a community health care provider serving the local community for the past 10 years. I have been a provider for more than 10 years providing care to newborns as well as our elderly population. A as trusted provider amongst the community, our patients look towards us to provide the best possible care. Even with skyrocketing prices and low reimbursements, we are struggling to keep our passion alive. With the past United Health Care debacle , our patient base dramatically decreased. Rising costs of medications and lower than cost reimbursements from PBM's like CVS make it difficult to run our business to provide health care to our community. This pending merger between CVS Health and Aetna will only push to destroy the small business pharmacies such as ourselves, only to provide sub par health care to as many patients as possible. I ask you the committee to decide against this merger for the good of the people.