MA: Senate Step Therapy & Patient Safety

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Please Vote YES on Step Therapy Bill to protect cancer patients

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent and volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I respectfully request that you vote in favor of the step therapy bill reported out favorably from Senate Ways and Means this week, An Act relative to step therapy and patient safety, which will be taken up on the Senate floor today, July 26th.

The Step Therapy bill will help provide appropriate patient protections for when fail first protocols can be used. The bill will:

~ Establish a process that healthcare providers could utilize to ensure that a patient who is doing well on a specific medication will not have to try and fail on other medications first.

~ Provide an exemption from the fail first process if the prescription drug is not the right fit, if the patient has tried and failed on the drug previously or if the patient is stable on their current prescription medication.

~ Make the fail first process more transparent.

I urge you to vote in favor of the step therapy bill reported out favorably from Senate Ways and Means this week.

I look forward to hearing back from you on this issue.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]