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MS Team Blitz-Amy Nelson
By Amy Nelson, Chelan, WA
Chelan woman joins the cause to raise money for Jerry's Kids with Seattle's Team Blitz, the Seahawks mascot
Monday, July 30, 2012

Prohibit Generic Only Plans

By Amy Nelson

Health insurance is designed to protect people and their families in case of a serious illness, like multiple sclerosis. Yet, too often, health insurance plans don't actually cover necessary treatments, forcing people to decide:

Do I go without care, or do I go bankrupt trying to stay healthy?

Some insurers are now attempting to cut back benefits even more; trying to offer a prescription drug plan that covers only generic drugs. Insurance commissioner Mike Kreidler has proposed new rules that would prohibit those insurers from offering a prescription drug plan that covers only generic drugs. These new rules would ensure that people with MS, or any other chronic condition that can't be treated with generic drugs, would have access to the brand-name disease modifying therapies they need.

We need to support Commissioner Kreidler's efforts - You can help!

Send Commissioner Kreidler a message of support right now!

Attend the public hearing and rally in support of these new rules on August 7 in Olympia. Email or call (206) 284-4254, press 1 and then ext. 40237 to RSVP or learn more.

If your insurance doesn't cover your MS drugs, or you are on the Lifewise WiseEssentials 6 plan and couldn't get coverage for your MS drugs, contact us now - we need your story!

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