Yesterday the Senate voted 51-50 to move forward on healthcare reform legislation -- but no specific bill was actually voted on. The Senate has committed to passing something this week. Once passed, the Senate bill will then have to return to the House for passage or conferencing (if it differs from the House version). Then it moves to the President's desk to be signed into law.
Today, PPMD joins a robust discussion around "Health Rx: Building Affordability & Access". This is a multi-stakeholder initiative PPMD's proud to be a part of (along with Congressional leaders, pharma, physicians associations, PBMs, and a handful of patient advocacy orgs). The aim: increasing prescription drug access and affordability through competition, value, and innovation. PPMD will continue to represent our community in Washington in important meetings like this, working hard to move the needle to ensure access for every single person with Duchenne.
But we still need you to add your voice to the healthcare reform debate. It is very likely that a measure that reflects the changes that have been posed -- repealing the ACA and dealing devastating blows to Medicaid eligibility and benefits, essential health benefits, pre-existing conditions, lifetime & annual caps -- will be considered and moved forward.
The legislation moving ahead could drastically change access to healthcare for millions and cause premiums to sky-rocket for all. Yesterday was significant because we now know that the Senate did not have enough votes to stop this. KEEP CALLING! It’s not over yet.
Call today. 202-224-3121. The switchboard operator will connect you with each office you request.
Your phone script:
"Please tell Senator __________ to vote NO on any healthcare bill being considered by the Senate." (Provide information about your personal story)