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MS Activists Celebrate Legislative Wins in Washington State

May 6, 2022

MS Activists in Washington made their voices heard on a variety of issues affecting the MS community as part of MS State Action Day. Both priority bills passed the legislature with bipartisan support.
  • SB 5532: Prescription Drug Affordability Board will work to lower the cost of prescription medications in the state via an expert led review panel which will set policy to lower prices and make recommendations to the legislature for future actions.
  • SB 5610 will direct all copays and manufacture assistance to be counted towards patients' deductible and out-of-pocket costs.
MS Activists made over 140 connections with lawmakers as part of MS State Action Day in February.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.


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