Protecting Our Healthcare
Jeff Landry knows the Louisiana people must have access to quality, affordable healthcare. He is committed to helping protect our healthcare.
As our Attorney General, Jeff Landry is fighting to protect our healthcare:
- Leading a bipartisan effort, with Democrat Attorney General George Jepsen of Connecticut, in a lawsuit to fight for lower prescription drug costs. The lawsuit challenges the drug manufacturers of generic drugs who are accused of price fixing. As the advocate newspapers in Louisiana correctly pointed out, “about 88 percent of all prescriptions are filled with generic drugs. The industry accounts for $74.5 billion in annual sales.”
- Joining with leaders in the Louisiana Legislature to support state efforts to ensure coverage for pre-existing conditions so Louisiana citizens have access to care. Jeff Landry is committed to supporting coverage for pre-existing conditions in Louisiana regardless of what happens with Washington rules or regulations.
- Filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court to join a bipartisan coalition of 32 Attorneys General supporting states’ rights to regulate and address the rising cost of prescription drugs driven by “PBMs”. Specifically Jeff is pushing to ensure states can regulate pharmacy benefit managers, also known as PBMs who act as gate-keepers between pharmacies, drug manufacturers, health insurance plans, and consumers for access to prescription drugs. These PBMs can dramatically impact costs and patient care.
- Helping secure a settlement with a prescription drug manufacturer for unfair marketing practices, bringing Louisiana over $200,000 in fines and curtailing the manufacturer’s ability to deceive the public.
- Supporting efforts to end the unconstitutional provisions of the Affordable Care Act with the goal of more patient-centered care. Patients should come first in health care – not a bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.
- Working to protect patient privacy by joining multistate litigation against a healthcare records provider which failed to protect consumers’ healthcare data from falling into the wrong hands.
- Ensuring Medicaid healthcare is there for the truly needy and not for the greedy by aggressively working to end Medicaid Welfare Fraud. The effort has resulted in multiple arrests and convictions in the state.
- Holding healthcare workers accountable for criminal activity including with the arrest of a Baton Rouge woman accused of committing battery against a disabled Medicaid patient by repeatedly kicking them.
As our Attorney General Jeff Landry will continue working to lower prescription drug costs and ensure Louisiana citizens can have access to quality healthcare.