Just Announced: Maryland's Advocacy Day is Wednesday, March 2, 2011!
The National MS Society Maryland Chapter champions the needs and rights of people living with MS through ongoing and open communication with our local, state and federal representatives. We will be meeting with legislators to advocate the issues that are most important to those living with MS.
We believe that all Marylanders have the right to:
- Quality and Comprehensive medical care and health insurance.
- Well researched and up-to-date treatments and therapies for chronic conditions.
- Support for individuals who are able to live at home and participate in their communities.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
During the General Session of 2011 we will be advocating for:
- Introduce legislation that will limit the monthly out of pocket cost of prescription drugs
- Secure $10.4 million in stem cell research funding in the state's operating budget
- Insurance companies currently view physical and occupational therapy as a restorative treatment. However, often this is not the case for someone living with MS. The National MS Society, Maryland Citizen's Action Network will introduce legislation that ensures Marylanders with MS will have access to physical and occupational therapy throughout their disease course to achieve and maintain maximal physical function.
- Advocate for improved home and community based services for people with MS, such as accessible transportation, which will keep people living in their homes and communities.
Interested in joining our Action Alert list?
Send emails, make phone calls, visit and write letters. We'll let you know when to contact your representatives and share your story! Please email Melissa Viel at email@example.com or call the Chapter at 443-641-1200.