URGENT APPEAL: We need to hear your stories!

Urgent Appeal: We Need to Hear Your Stories in order to Fight for “Prescriber Prevails”!

We Need to Tell the Governor Patients Have Been Wronged

Gov. Cuomo restored patient protections in regard to access to contraception but  left all other Medicaid patients without vital protections and access to necessary medications.

“Prescriber prevails” language must be included in the 2012-13 budget, and we need your help getting it there. “Prescriber prevails” language protects patients. New York State Leaders need to hear your stories. Your voices are the ones that count!

Last year “prescriber prevails” was taken out of Medicaid.

“Prescriber prevails” needs to be restored because the ONLY people deciding the course of treatment for a patient should be the actual patient and his or her doctor.  A Health Benefits Business Manager at a managed care insurance company has no place making treatment decisions for you and your loved ones!

 Please contact Jaime Venditti, State Coordinator for New York Health Works at newyorkhealthworks@gmail.com with any examples of problems you or someone you know is having. Medicaid patients deserve access to the treatments that are right for them. If you or a loved one have been denied a medication or have been forced to switch, please tell us.

 Your help is greatly appreciated!