Action Alert: May 23th & 25th, 2011
Ask Governor Perry to Sign Our Bills Into Law!
This World MS Day, Texas MS Activists have an incredible opportunity to do something about MS now.
Take Action today and ask the Governor to sign HB 3017, legislation that will ensure that Texans with MS can count on their insurance policies in their time of need
"With David’s diagnosis in 2006, MS became part of our family’s reality. We were determined to not let it stop us. It was our insurance company, not the disease that proved to be the stronger adversary. A “discretionary clause” gave our insurance company the ability to deny us long-term disability benefits. We fought back and won. With the help of fellow MS Activists we are one signature away from protecting every Texas family from being denied the financial stability they have paid for and deserve. Join us today in asking Governor Perry to sign HB 3017 and ban discretionary clauses.” --Deborah and David Rankin
Discretionary clauses unfairly give insurance companies the authority to interpret the terms of their policies, effectively giving the companies the power to decide who gets paid and who doesn't. This isn’t right for any Texas family, and it is especially detrimental for people living with a chronic disease or a disability.
Celebrate World MS Day by asking the Governor to sign HB 3017 into law and put an end to an unfair insurance practice!
Photo credit: Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman, 3/29/10
Dear fellow MS activists,
I am writing to ask you to contact Gov. Perry as soon as possible and ask him to sign HB 1405 in to law. Time is of the essence!
I know how important it is for Texans living with MS to receive advance notice about changes to our prescription drug coverage. Like many of you, I have to plan my monthly budget very carefully so that I can pay for my medications and take care of my family.
Earlier this year, I testified before the House Insurance Committee about HB 1405, and told legislators how unexpected increases can be difficult to manage, and that we need to be able to count on having access to our medications.
HB 1405 will maintain prescription drug coverage for the entire length of an enrollee’s contract and require notification of critical changes prior to the contract renewal period.
Life with MS is unpredictable, insurance contracts shouldn't be!
Thanks to your hard work, we helped pass this legislation in the House & Senate. Now we need to take action today to make HB 1405 a reality for Texans living with MS! Join me in asking the Governor to sign this bill into law.
Thank you for all you do!
Tracy Brinton, MS Activist