As a former U.S. Senator, I’ve seen the struggles first-hand.
So many Americans are struggling with skyrocketing prescription drug costs. As a result, many people leave the medicine their doctor prescribed sitting at the pharmacy and never pick it up because they simply can’t afford it. That is wrong and I know we can do better.
When I sat down with Geoff and Matt Chaiken and learned what Blink Health was doing to make prescription drugs more accessible and more affordable, I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of helping Blink succeed in its critical mission. What I have learned shocked me. Big pharmacies and middlemen called Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) have created a system where there is no transparency. In other words, there is no way to shop around because they have secret contracts that make it impossible for patients to know the true cost of a prescription drug. Blink Health is working to disrupt this unfair system which shields these big pharmacies and middlemen from competition and allows them to make exorbitant profits often on the backs of Americans who can least afford it. I know what Blink is doing is transformative because these entrenched players feel threatened by Blink and its transparent model which puts patients first.
Blink eliminates the middleman and allows Americans to compare prescription drug prices online. The end result is that Blink offers prices on many drugs that are up to 80% less than the typical prices for the same drugs at CVS or Walgreens. Blink has already made prescription medications affordable and accessible for more than 500,000 people and it has the opportunity to help so many more.
I saw first-hand the stress and pain caused by high prescription prices when I was a U.S. Senator and New Hampshire’s Attorney General. That is why I was honored to be asked to serve on Blink Health’s board and to help the company succeed in changing the status quo which has kept Americans in the dark about the true cost of prescription drugs for too long and resulted in too many Americans having to choose between groceries and medicine. It’s time to provide everyone with a simple, transparent and cost-effective solution that ensures they have access to prescription drugs at affordable prices.
Savings based on retail prices without prescription drug coverage. Blink Health is not insurance. The discount prescription drug provider is Blink Health Administration, LLC, 233 Spring Street, 8th Floor East, New York, NY 10013, (844) 366–2211, www.blinkhealth.com