North Carolina's Governor Pat McCrory has proposed adding a requirement to the budget that would require mental health patients to seek prior authorization before fill prescriptions for new medications. Such requirements would likely threaten the vital access to medicines that patients need.
Many older Americans and disabled individuals are on fixed incomes, and simply can't afford to pay more for their prescription medicines. Proposals that would shift costs to seniors, like those suggesting Medicare become more like Medicaid, simply don't make sense.
Looking for more information about the MODDERN Cures Act? Watch this interview with Myrl Weinberg, CEO of the National Health Council.