Give Patients the Right to their Pharmacy of Choice!

Give Patients the Right to their Pharmacy of Choice!

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Dr. Alex Matatov started this petition to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and

Sick patients are forced to go pharmacies they do not want to use because of insurance rules THAT DO NOT PUT THE PATIENT'S HEALTH FIRST. 

For example, Sarah X. is a 60 year old patient with diabetes, cholesterol, and neuropathic pain. The pain is so bad for her that just walking longer than 5 minutes is unbearable. She would love to to have her prescriptions filled with a local pharmacy that offers delivery service. However, her insurance is only contracted with pharmacy that does NOT offer her that service. It's a burden for her to schedule a family or friend who can driver her to the pharmacy she is forced to use.

It's Friday and the parents of 12 year old James Y. have a prescription for a very specific and expensive medication for his condition which most pharmacies don't have in stock because of the cost, however all pharmacies can order it. The local pharmacy can order for next day delivery, but James's insurance is only contracted with a pharmacy that does NOT offer next day deliver on the weekend. James is forced to be without a medication till Monday.

There are many more cases where patient's health and convenience is NOT a priority. Our solution is to get State and Federal lawmakers to allow patients the right choose to their own pharmacy and NOT be forced by the billion dollar insurance companies to control where they get their medications.

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