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Mandatory Mail Order Prescriptions: Please Help Maria

Mandatory Mail Order Prescriptions Threatening Her Quality of Life

Dear Friends,

Some of you already know about the long battle with my Health Insurance company who required me to receive my essential (refrigerated and temperature sensitive) Multiple Sclerosis modifying drug from a mail order pharmacy in Orlando, Fla rather than from my local pharmacy with whom I have had a relationship for 25 years. Because of the expense of such drugs, Health Insurance companies find it more cost effective (for them) to insist on mail order.

My deliveries were fraught with ineptitude and complications which threatened my health and quality of life. Apparently my situation was far from unusual. I had to turn to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Health Law Advocates who intervened with my Health Insurance company to allow me the right to receive my medication locally. It was an arduous journey…one that no one should be subjected to.

I have just started a petition on the White House Petitions site to end mandatory mail order meds. Since I am not on Facebook and cannot extend my reach, I ask you to please think about signing the petition and to encourage others to do so as well. We all should have the right to the best health care, and part of this is the right and freedom to choose our own pharmacy.

Thank you so much …

Maria L.

I just started a petition on the White House Petitions site, We the People. Will you sign it?

Update

Dear friends,
I would like to thank all of you who signed my petition to end mandatory mail order prescriptions. Although we did not receive the 150 signatures required to open the petition to the public, I would like to share some very good news:

The good news is that the petition has come to the attention of Congressman Edward Markey and Governor Deval Patrick.  I was contacted by their office aides who informed me of their interest in pusuing a bill related to ending mandatory mail order, both on Federal and State levels.  Both offices were interested in a possible connection of this issue to the recent Compound Pharmacy issues, and they intend to investigate the questionable practice of mandatory mail order.  I will keep you informed…

I can’t thank you enough for signing this important petition.  By giving your support (and your time and effort) you have made a tremendous difference -you have been instrumental in starting the ball rolling toward obtaining justice.  No small feat, and I am so touched by your outreach.  It is true that “it takes a village”  and I am so grateful for my village.

With heartfelt thanks,
Maria

 

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