ALLvanza is committed to helping improve the lives and advance the priorities of Latinx and underserved communities across the United States. It is our belief that the health and wellness of a nation is best reflected by the state of healthcare in underserved populations. However, the Trump Administration has chosen to exclude these communities from the policymaking process, which in turn could have a negative impact on the ability of underserved communities to access needed medical resources.
A one-size-fits-all healthcare policy does not work. Freedom of choice, access, and resources for the personalized care of diverse populations are essential to the well-being of underserved communities. However, newly signed Most Favored Nations Executive Order, arbitrarily sets prices of medications in Medicare Part B and D based on prices in OECD countries. Unfortunately, this Executive Order has the potential to import discriminatory value-based assessments that further alienate those most vulnerable.
It is our strong belief that this administration and Congress should steer the healthcare industry towards consumer-focused and consumer-driven solutions that utilize methods to improve patient access and reduce out-of-pocket costs rather than arbitrarily assign value to patients’ health and well-being.
We strongly oppose the implementation of this executive order and urge the Trump Administration to work on patient-centric solutions that bridge the health equity gap, utilizing a holistic and intersectional approach that promotes social justice by eliminating health disparities for diverse populations.