Amid Insurance Exchange rollout, NACDS' Anderson engages media to promote community pharmacy

WASHINGTON — In light of the increased attention on the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — both in Washington and in the media — and Tuesday’s opening of the health insurance exchange, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is engaging with the media to emphasize pharmacies’ valuable role in the U.S. healthcare system.

In fact, on Tuesday morning NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson appeared on Bloomberg TV's "Surveillance" program, where he described pharmacies’ important role in healthcare delivery.

“Our members are living up to the trust and expectations that the American people toward pharmacy providing advice and guidance to a rather complicated process in terms of implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” Anderson said.

Anderson also discussed the importance of expanded services within pharmacy, such as MTM and improving medication adherence — which is estimated to result in $290 billion in added healthcare costs each year.

To watch the segment, click here.

In addition, a recent NACDS-member newsletter article featured insights from Carol Kelly, NACDS SVP government affairs and public policy, who discusses preparing members for implementation and her insights into the law based on her longtime healthcare policy expertise.

To read the article, click here.

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