RAAP Public Comments on Oregon Health Authority Waiver Renewal
Dear Director Allen:
The Rare Access Action Project, (RAAP) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) proposed renewal and amendment of its Section 1115 waiver for the July 1, 2022- June 30, 2027, demonstration period. RAAP agrees with OHA’s focus to maximize continuous and equitable access to coverage and supports OHA’s goal to eliminate inequitable access with strategies to extend and stabilize coverage to every eligible child and adult in Oregon.
RAAP, however, is concerned that OHA’s proposals seeking the authority to implement a closed formulary and limit coverage of drugs approved under the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway will have the opposite result..