NACDS' Anderson: Pharmacies' trust 'shines through again' with ACA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — “Pharmacies’ efforts to help patients understand aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are demonstrating yet again the value of pharmacies as the face of neighborhood healthcare.” That was a key message that National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson expressed in a recent opinion piece.

In the piece, dated Sept. 13, Anderson discusses how pharmacies are being responsive to patients who are asking questions about what the Affordable Care Act means for them. Recognizing the trust that patients place in their pharmacies with regard to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, chain pharmacies are helping patients understand the law.

“In the implementation of both the ACA (enacted with a Democratic president in the White House) and Medicare Part D (enacted with a Republican president in the White House), pharmacies did what they have done for generations — served as a trusted resource for the patients they serve,” Anderson wrote.

To read the entire opinion piece, click here.

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