WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY FOR “PRESCRIBER PREVAILS”!
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The more calls we make TODAY, the closer we get to winning this battle
The fight to restore “Prescriber Prevails” protections for Medicaid faces a major turning point TODAY at 5pm at the New York State Senate & Assembly Health Budget Conference Committee. (The meeting was postponed from yesterday).
Call legislators TODAY to tell them that:
ONLY DOCTORS SHOULD MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS
GREEDY INSURANCE COMPANIES SHOULD NOT BE ‘PLAYING DOCTOR’
THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS DEPENDS ON ‘PRESCRIBER PREVAILS’ RULES, WHICH ENSURE THAT DOCTORS HAVE THE FINAL WORD ON PATIENT MEDICATIONS
Tell legislators TODAY that:
It is bad business and bad medicine to allow insurance companies to overrule doctors and determine the medications patients on Medicaid are allowed to receive.
For the insurance companies, this is all about saving money.
Insurance companies are forcing patients off effective medications. As a result, many New Yorkers are suffering needlessly.
For some patients, not having access to vital medications leads to health complications and expensive hospitalization – increasing the overall cost of Medicaid.
“Prescriber Prevails” means doctors have the last word on patient medications.
“Prescriber Prevails” protects and improves lives.
“Prescriber Prevails” must be restored!
ONLY DOCTORS SHOULD MAKE MEDICAL DECISIONS –INSURANCE COMPANIES SHOULD NOT BE ‘PLAYING DOCTOR’
Please call ALL of the members of the Conference Committee, listed below, and tell them to restore “Prescriber Prevails” for Medicaid patients in the New York State Budget.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: 518-455-3791
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried: 518-455-4941
Assemblyman Joseph Morelle: 518-455-5373
Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes: 518-455-5005
Assemblymember Joan Millman: 518-455-5426
Assemblyman Charles Lavine: 518-455-5456
Assemblyman Lou Tobacco: 518-455-4495
Assemblyman Andrew Raia: 518-455-5952
Senator Kemp Hannon: 518-455-2200
Senator William Larkin: 518-455-2770
Senator Catherine Young: 518-455-3563
Senator Martin Golden: 518-455-2730
Senator David Valesky: 518-455-2838
Senator Jose Peralta: 518-455-2529
Senator Liz Kruger: 518-455-2297
-Jaime Venditti, 3/20/12