PA State Senator Bob Mensch is circulating a memo requesting co-sponsors on proposed legislation that would create a PA study panel to review the specialty tiering, co-pay and co-insurance issue of injectable medications, including the MS disease modifying therapies. The memo which can be found here provides details.
What can you do?
Call your state senator and urge them to become a co-sponsor. Don’t know your state senator? No problem, you can find out by going here. A sample script is below. Please contact Karen Mariner with any questions via email at Karen.Mariner@nmss.org or by calling 215-271-1500. Should you receive any response, either positive or negative, from your senator’s office, please let Karen know.
Hello, my name is _______________and I am a constituent of State Senator ______________. I am a [person living with MS or relative of a person living with MS] and I am calling to ask that Senator ______________ co-sponsor Senator Bob Mensch’s proposed legislation to conduct a study of the impact of specialty tiers in PA. This is important to me because the cost of disease modifying medications used to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis is astronomical and we need to find a way to keep these drugs affordable for people living with MS.