In 1992 Congress established the 340B drug discount program. The program was designed to provide affordable drugs to the poor, uninsured and under-insured. It works by providing certain hospitals, clinics, and health centers automatic discounts on prescription drugs. These entities provide medications to their patients at discounted prices, even if they’re insured. The 340B discount program has allowed many health organizations provide patients with access to medical care and otherwise inaccessible drugs.