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Ann Wagner

  • MO02
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Congresswoman Ann Wagner represents Missouri's 2nd Congressional District and is a member of the Financial Services Committee.


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Petitioning Jill Schupp, Terry Kilgore, U.S. Senate, Roy Blunt, Dan Brown, Kathy J. Byron, Lee Ware, Mike Cunningham, Timothy Hugo, Bill Eigel, Jason Holsman, Daniel Marshall, III, Jacob W Hummel, Robert B. Be...

Stop Forcing Mail-Order Pharmacy as the Only Option of Coverage

Patients' lives depend on choice. **Since starting the petition, I have realized that there are many issues other than temperatures with forced mail-order pharmacy.  Mail-order pharmacy is very loosely regulated. There are life-threatening delays, lack of face-to-face relationship with pharmacists for people with chronic conditions, and rapid closures of our independent pharmacies; although, a recent study showed people prefer independent pharmacy (2018, Gill).    *************Our Story************* Our son, received a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 2 from a 3-year-old little girl. His life depends on the potency and effectiveness of chemotherapy/immune suppression medications every 12 hours to prevent his body's immune system from fighting off his transplanted liver. In the past mail-order delivered his liquid oral medications in nothing but a plastic envelope on a 102-degree day on a hot enclosed not temperature controlled UPS truck. Shortly after, he went into liver rejection which could have resulted in complete liver failure or death. I speculated that the medication could have been too weak after the delivery of medications in high heat. I vowed to never again risk his life with mail order pharmacy. Recently, we were mandated/forced to only use mail-order pharmacy in order to receive coverage for his life-saving medications.  The package arrived in only a bag on a hot day without an ice pack. The hot non-temperature controlled enclosed delivery truck can reach temperatures up to 170 degrees. His labs elevated again afterward. My son wants to know, "Why would they do that?" I contacted the manufacturer, who performs the testing stated that both of my son's medications should be discarded and considered less potent once stored above 86 degrees as higher temperatures and freezing could both result in lower potency. Liquid medication is the most harmed by the mishandling of medications outside of the manufactures temperature storage guidelines.  I contacted the mail-order pharmacy who refused to replace or take back the medication. They said the law & USP Pharmacopoeia allows them to ship up to 104 degrees, although the manufacturer states it is not proven safe at these temperatures. However, I have received communication from USP Pharmacopoeia who writes guidelines for storage, and they also said that the mail order pharmacy should follow the manufacturer's guidelines of 59-86 degrees for storage. Again, the trucks reach up to 170 degrees which is much hotter than 104.  I contacted the FDA, who states that the mail order pharmacy should be using the manufacturer's guidelines that have been proven safe..However, since the mail-order pharmacies are regulated loosely by the State Board of Pharmacy, not the FDA there was nothing that the FDA could do.  I made over 30 calls to the insurance company begging for them to please let us pick my son's medications up at the local pharmacy at which they are filled. My son's physician wrote a note/appeal as his transplant team has stated that they have tried to voice their concerns about this issue with their pediatric/child patients and no one is listening! The insurance company still denied the doctor's appeal for us to pick up my son's medications in the safest way. It was not until the Media became evolved that the insurance company budged.  I felt helpless and have united with many other pharmacists, physicians, patients, mothers and fathers, and caregivers who feel the same way. Helpless. Mail-order of prescription drugs should be a choice, not the only option of coverage.  Mail-order pharmacies may appear to save money, but when my son ended up in the hospital after taking medications that could have been compromised by having lower potency, the cost of the rejection was thousands of dollars. If his liver would have fully failed, the cost of his liver transplant for just 5 days (he was in the hospital for 5 weeks) was over $1,000,000. The lax regulation and oversight may save money on prescription drug plans but may come at an increased cost to the health plan itself. Also, keep in mind the endless waste of medications that automatically are sent regardless of whether or not patients need them. Also, people with chronic, complex conditions, should always have the option of face to face interaction with a pharmacist who knows their complex needs and medical history. The pharmacist and patient relationship is crucial to the successful outcome of the patient's overall health. Taking this away is harmful to patients and be more costly to our already stressed healthcare system. Another important fact. Mandatory mail-order programs are discriminatory. It is estimated that 40% of the homeless are disabled. How is mandatory mail order fair and working for them as they may not have an address and not even know where they will be from day to day? Only allowing mail-order pharmacy for coverage is unethical and irresponsible. I share stories on my social media sites every day of patients who are suffering from lack of choice.  We need your help to make mandatory mail-order an option, not a mandate.  YOUR URGENT SUPPORT WILL SAVE LIVES! THANK YOU!! WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THE SUPPORTERS, CAREGIVERS, & PATIENTS.  Thank you,  Loretta Boesing, Founder of Unite for Safe Medications You may make a tax-deductible contribution to support our advocacy here Email: loretta@uniteforsafemeds.com Facebook Page: Issues with Mail Order Pharmacy @justamomwholovesherson Twitter: @BoesingLoretta The greatest way that you can help is by sharing this petition & gathering 2-3 people in your community who are having issues and speak to your legislatures.                  Reference: Gill, Lisa L. “Consumers Still Prefer Independent Pharmacies, CR's Ratings Show.” Product Reviews and Ratings - Consumer Reports, 7 Dec. 2018, www.consumerreports.org/pharmacies/consumers-still-prefer-independent-pharmacies-consumer-reports-ratings-show/

Loretta Boesing
86,385 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Ann Wagner, Roy Blunt, Eric Greitens

The removal and arrest of Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal.

On 8-17-17 Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal that represents University City went to her Facebook Acct and wished for the assassination of President Trump saying and I quote "No, I will, she wrote.  I hope Trump is assassinated." All Democratic and Republican politicians alike have requested that she step down.  The Dem. Caucus Leader, Sen. Gina Walsh, has condemned what she has said clearly!  Chappelle-Nadal has stated multiple times she refuses to even apologize over what she posted!  It was not only disgraceful but in the highest form of disrespect there is.  Now her being a public servant and being paid through the state tax revenue I am calling for her immediate recusal and arrest! US Code Title 18, Section 871 clearly states that any threat to the President is considered a political offense. This is punishable up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 maximum fine. We cannot allow someone such as a State Senator who knowingly knew her position, took it for granted and used that to say whatever she wanted against our current President of the United States.  She has also been accused of threatening another member of the Missouri House Senate by harassment and saying she was going to cut her throat (Riverfront Times). http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mccaskill-clay-and-others-call-for-mo-senator-to-resign/article_406059d6-1aa4-52fc-89ee-2a6a69baaf2e.html Link to McCaskill and other's of Missouri calling for her resignation. https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2017/08/17/i-hope-trump-is-assassinated-state-senator-maria-chappelle-nadal-draws-condemnation Link to her saying she wanted to see Potus assassinated!  https://youtu.be/ac1z-HafKio  See the video of her saying she will not apologize! This Senator has clearly become unhinged in her duties and it is clear by her latest stunt not able to continue to serve in her post.  If she would step down on her own I would not need to put this petition in place but she refuses to get off the payroll.  We cannot allow someone here in Missouri to continue to represent this great state of ours, threaten fellow colleagues and above all else threaten and wish for the assassination of our President.  I ask you today to join with me in signing this petition for her removal from Missouri's State Senate! Thank you!

Lori Johnson
53,600 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump

Responsibilities Required From Social Media Regarding Romance Scamming and Identity Theft

THE CAUSE:  Romance Scammers are all over social media networks. These scammers primarily use pictures, names and valor's of men and women who are actively serving in our military, retired  or are deceased. Other prime targets for the scamming are Celebrities, and other high profile names. The scammers are aware how highly Americans think and feel for their military and they use this to pull at the heart strings of vulnerable men and women. Working with a retired Colonel from the United States Army whose pictures, name and child have been used in the scammers story, I have come to realize just what an epidemic this is. Unfortunately, many of the victims are afraid, ashamed, and embarrassed to come forward. Many just want to forget about the scam and move on with their lives. That is why I bring this petition to you. Due to the overwhelming numbers of fraudulent accounts throughout social media and the unidentified number of victims, we need to be the voice.  Social Media has a great amount of power, and with power comes an abundance of responsibility. THE BATTLE:  Because of the majority of military romance scammers residing in other countries, the United States has very little jurisdiction over these criminals, therefore we must work from where and what we know, and that is through the United States and our legislative system. We are looking to encourage social media sites to provide more public service announcements by way of television, movie theater ads, magazines, radio, etc. and provide additional man power to their fraudulent account tracking system as well as upgrading their security system to recognize these duplicated accounts that are recreated literally moments to hours after being deleted. Facial recognition does not solve all problems, especially when these scammers are using generic pictures (flowers, hearts etc.) on their profiles and cyber security is unable to recognize this discrepancy. OUR PROPOSAL: We are working hard to find a Champion to take on our proposal to amend the 230 Communications Decency Act of 1996 with the focus on identity theft. When this law was put into place 20 years ago there was little to no thought of the extreme type of crimes that could and or would be posted onto the social media platforms. This law gives social media a "get out of jail free" card, in other words, they are not held responsible for anything posted to their site by their own consumers. These sites are used as breeding grounds, and the social media companies are fully aware. We are not people who promote regulation, however it is very obvious, in previous news stories and with our own investigation, that self regulation is not the answer to consumer safety and security. We are proposing routine technology upgrades, additional staff to match growing population and ongoing up to date education. Items that are not successfully being done under self regulation. PERSONAL NOTE: I am a very proud daughter to a mother who served in our Navy, and brother and father who served in our Army. I also have multiple cousins, aunts and uncles who have served and the thought of our military being abused and disrespected is appalling! My mothers friend fell victim to a scammer using the pictures of the Colonel I am currently working with, thus being the reason I have become so involved. I, like many others, had no idea what an epidimic this has become and what little is being done. Social Media needs to take on more responsibility for this breeding ground than they already have, not just for the sake of the victims, but for the sake of our security, and Military whose job is to protect us. What security is social media providing them? Obviously, not the right kind. Scammers are the cancer to the social media world and it's time our companies and legislature took a stand and initiative to help prevent such illness within our military community and every day victims. 

Kathy Waters
8,295 supporters
Petitioning ABC, Change.org Support Admin, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Roy Blunt, FOX Broadcasting Company, CBS, Human Rights Campaign, Change.org, Donald J. Trump, Department of Jus...

Petition For PA To Re-Open Investigation on Missing Pregnant Mother, Amanda Jones

In The Summer Of 2005: In Hillsboro, Missouri, A 9 Month Pregnant Woman, Disappeared from the Hillsboro Civic Center Fairgrounds. She went there to meet the Father of her Unborn Baby, to see if he would be interested in being a part of his child's life. Amanda Jones met Bryan Westfall at a Company Party. The two had an evening together and went on about their lives until, Amanda finds out she is pregnant. She then informs Bryan Westfall who at first denies the child. Throughout the pregnancy, Amanda made a few attempts to contact Westfall in regards to the unborn child. It wasn't until August, when Amanda was almost ready to deliver, that Bryan called her out of the blue and said that he wanted to talk about the baby. That was the last time Amanda's Family & Daughter, got to see her. Amanda has not been seen or heard from since that dreadful day in 2005. Her Family has not been given any answers as well as been able to rely on any kind of help from their local PA or Sheriff's Department. The day the Sheriff's Office contacted Bryan Westfall about Amanda's disappearance, He immediately retained a lawyer. Along with his long-time girlfriend, Stephanie Votrain, who, at the time, was never a suspect in the case, or, wanted for questioning! As of Just the end of this year in December, 2018, The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department admitted during an interview with News Channel 5, (That video you can see in the Updates to this petition), that they ONLY searched Bryan Westfalls Property ONE TIME AND IT WAS A LIMITED SEARCH LED BY MR. WESTFALL AND HIS ATTORNEY!!!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! This Guy has OVER 600 ACRES OF LAND... And when have you really ever seen a search being done on someone's property that is so limited??? HELLO, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A MISSING PERSON HERE! WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SITUATION? The Sheriff's Department also said in the interview that, "They do not have a warrant to search westfalls property." THEN GET ONE! NOT ONE OF THEM HAVE EVEN SUBMITTED AN AFFIDAVIT TO A JUDGE TO OBTAIN A WARRANT!!!! This is absurd! Is this really what citizens of this county have to deal with? Especially the parents of this missing woman? Amanda's Father served this fine Country we live in, is this how we Thank Him? By not even offering a hand of help or just a answer to SOMETHING?? Still to this day, the Sheriff's Department says that they still have some questions for Westfall, who, still has the same attorney 13 years later, But, has made no effort to bring him in for questioning. The amount of Circumstantial Evidence on the Case, as well as, enough eye-witnesses to the character of Bryan Westfall, his family, and his long-time girlfriend, Stephanie Votrain, is enough to prove a Pre-Meditated Murder but, neither the Sheriff's Office nor PA will do anything to pursue this case. When Amanda's family calls their Sheriff's Office to get answers on their daughters disappearance, The Sheriff's Department either doesn't answer, calls back and tells them their is no new information on the case, or simply, don't return the phone call at all. They have also told the family that they should have some "compassion for them." Yet, Not once, have they offered "compassion" to this Family. Not only that but, How can they even dare to ask the Family of a Missing Pregnant Woman to have compassion for them? This is a 13 year old case that has gone cold for no reason,and the community is outraged and wants Justice To Be Served as well as the same for her Family. 13 Years a Suspect has never given answers, has never been arrested, but, gets to sleep every night in a warm bed. Please Help Us By Signing This Petition, So, We Can Present This To The Prosecuting Attorney, As Well As, Sheriff's Department, To Re-Open & Investigate The Case On Amanda Jones, And Get Some Answers For Her Family! You can Find Videos on Crime Watch Daily on Amanda Jones as well as stories on Fox2now.com and many other news-stations as well as news articles in local media. We also have a Go Fund Me page open for the family. This is to help them with any Fees that might help in finding out information on their daughter. The link to that is also posted on a Update to this Petition. We ask for any help we can get to help this family find their daughter. We ask for any lawyer/attorney/civil rights activist, anyone, who can maybe help us or guide us in the direction of someone that could be of assistance to us or this case. You truly will never know what it would mean to this family, as well as this community. Thank You For Any And All Help Because It Is Well Appreciated! #FINDAMANDAJONES

HELP FIND AMANDA JONES
4,552 supporters
Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Council of the European Union, United Nations Security Council, United Nations, Eliot L. Engel, Joaquín Castro, Ann Wagner, Human Rights Campaign, Americ...

Stop bloodshed and massacre of peaceful protesters in Sudan

“We need not wait to see what others do”Gandhi.Dear Honorable representative, We, the people, are urging you for an immediate action to stop the bloodshed and massacre in Sudan. We are reaching out for your support and help. As you have likely heard, the crisis in Sudan has escalated under the oppressive rule of president, Omar Al-Bashir. It is now a deadly standoff between peaceful protestors and a brutal government forces.Reports leaked from Al-Bashir’s meeting with his his top aides, indicated that a decision is made to forcefully disperse the peaceful protests and use all necessary means to do that.for the last four months, peaceful protesters took on the streets demanding freedom and change, yesterday millions of people marched and and are now camping peacefully in front of military headquarters in Khartoum, their only weapon is their voices, they were met with tear gas and live ammunition, so far 66 young protesters were brutally murdered, 6 of them in the last 24 hours, It was an intentional murder with gun shots to the head and neck. That did not deter the protesters and it made them more determined to topple the regime. We are afraid that with silence of the international community the situation will escalate into a large scale massacre and more unarmed peaceful protesters will die. Al-Bashir regime is notorious in suppressing human rights and basic freedoms of expression. For almost 30 years, this regime has orchestrated the imprisonment of innocent citizens, destroyed the economy, and murdered thousands of people, Al-Bashir and his top officials are wanted by the international criminal court for genocide and crimes against humanity.It is a moral obligation and civic duty to stand by the brave protesters in Sudan in their quest for freedom and democracy.We urge you to take an action, support, and stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan.Sincerely, 

Sudanese American Physicans Association (SAPA)
2,957 supporters