Know the Issues

Patient Access for a Healthy Texas is focused on state and federal issues impacting patients’ access to prescription medicines and health care. The issues we highlight here are part of our current focus on reducing or eliminating barriers and hurdles to prescription medicines and health care. Doing so, benefits patients, health care providers and taxpayers, who help fund the Texas Medicaid program.

The Texas Medicaid Vendor Drug Program currently ensures patients’ access to life-saving drug therapies and specific medicines. By limiting step therapy and similar insurance-mandated practices, the program protects patients who cannot risk taking medications that their doctors did not prescribe. Importantly, the current program treats all patients equally.

We continue to educate and defend against policies that limit patient access.