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DC Council: Patients Need a Public Hearing on Specialty Drug Copays!

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Access to prescription drugs is important to patient health, but excessive insurer drug copays have made it difficult for patients to afford the medications that they need. There is currently a bill in the DC Council which would help reduce the financial burden felt by District patients who need specialty drugs, but the bill is stuck in Committee and a Public Hearing has yet to be scheduled. Read the OpEd on this bill featured in the Washington Post. Patients are especially encouraged to contact the Council.


With more than 2,700 members, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC) is the largest medical organization representing metropolitan Washington physicians in the District. The Medical Society is dedicated to the well-being of the physicians in metropolitan Washington and their patients. READ MORE ABOUT MSDC.

District of Columbia Advocacy

The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District in discussions with the City Council, DC's Department of Health and Board of Medicine and other members of the medical community. The Medical Society has been reviewing numerous healthcare bills and is working with key stakeholders on multiple fronts.


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MSDC represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with DC's City Council, Department of Health, Board of Medicine and others in the medical community. READ MORE

National Advocacy

MSDC works closely with the American Medical Association (AMA), and state and specialty medical societies to educate Congress and federal agencies on issues important to physicians and their patients. READ MORE

Local Implementation of the ACA

As health system reform evolves, MSDC ensures it is implemented at the local and regional levels in ways that support the patient-physician relationship and promotes public health in our Nation's Capital. READ MORE

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