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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A PPMS patient's request

June 1, 2015

Dear Readers,

            My name is Audrey Greenfeld and I have PPMS (primary progressive multiple sclerosis). As anyone with an incurable, chronic disease knows, the out-of-pocket cost of available treatments is prohibitive because the drugs used to fight these conditions are classified as “specialty drugs”. What is perhaps less well known is the fact that current law prohibits Medicare from negotiating directly with drug companies to obtain these medications at a lower cost.

            I was inspired by an Op-Ed piece in the NY Times (May 5, 2015) to finally do something about this. I have begun a campaign to send letters to Congress urging them to pass a budget that includes a provision allowing Medicare to use its formidable clout as the largest single payer of prescription drugs to negotiate for lower prices of specialty drugs on which I and millions of others with serious chronic illnesses depend.  
            It will only take a minute of your time to generate the letter. Here’s how: 
                     1.     Click on this link: http://l.ohsaynation.com/campaign/111
         2.     Click "Send Message," and it will automatically send the message to your   state’s Senators and Congressmen.
3.     Once you click "Send Message" and register, you will have the ability to share to Facebook and email. Please do that!! Share to Facebook and encourage friends to do the same. 

            To be effective, this campaign must be national.  The goal is to send 50,000 letters to Congress in order to get noticed. Please forward this letter to people you know in as many different states as possible. With your help, I believe we can make a difference for millions of Americans.


Thank you so much!
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DEAR READERS:  Please help Audrey with her mission. 
This will take less than 5 minutes and might benefit thousands
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