The fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) authorized Secretary of Defense James Mattis to implement a pilot program to allow the Department of Defense to access lower pricing for prescriptions dispensed at retail pharmacies. If authorized, this pilot would reduce prescription costs for the DoD, expand TRICARE beneficiary choice and access to prescription drugs at retail pharmacies, and streamline DOD administrative and prescription drug rebate processes.
Please contact your senator and ask him or her to sign on to a bipartisan letter led by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to Mattis, urging him to utilize his authority to authorize this prescription drug pilot program. The deadline for senators to sign-on is Wednesday, June 21.
You can find your senators and other elected officials are by visiting:
- NCPA's Legislative Action Center page
- The Find Your Legislator tab on this website