Here is an e-mail I recieved yesterday from Stephen Gendel, a PR operative who is helping the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) with their effort to help cancer patients who take oral chemotherapy medications:

I hope this finds you well. This is just a personal email, not an official communication on behalf of anyone. But I wanted to make sure you know about oral-drug reimbursement parity legislation pending in several states, not just at a federal level.

For example:
Colorado House Bill 1202 is authored by Representative Primavera and will next be heard in Senate Health and Human Services. Any offers to testify should be made to Representative Primavera or the bill’s sponsor, ACS-CAN. Letters of support should be directed to Senator Boyd as Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee with a copy to Representative Primavera.

Representative Dianne Primavera T:
(303) [email protected]

The Honorable Betty Boyd, Chair, Senate Health and Human Services Committee [email protected]
With a copy to Elizabeth Burger, Senate HHS Committee Staff.

There are similar bills in CT, MD, MA, CA, MI, AZ – I can send you a list but only if you find it useful. Let me know.

Thanks again for all you do

Stephen Gendel

Keep up the good work, Stephen! Cancer patients and caregivers everywhere appreciate your efforts.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat

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