MS Activists Achieve Two Important Victories at Nevada State House
On May 2nd Nevada MS Activist held their 2nd Annual State Action Day in Carson City. After an hour of issue preparation with policy experts, twenty-two activists met with 18 key targeted legislators on both the Senate and Assembly Health Committees. Assembly Health Committee Chair thanked the MS Nevada Activists for their testimony urging passage of Spiegel’s AB 170 which protects persons with disabilities from being discriminated for having a pre-existing condition. It also provides important consumer protections with respect to continuous and timely coverage. MS activists were key testifying throughout the legislative process and appeared with the Governor at the Bill signing. The second bill focused on by MS Activists this session was SB 414 (Hardy-R) which protects patients from common “gag clauses” pharmacy benefit managers put on pharmacists. This practice prevents a patient from receiving a lower cost medication. We are thrilled that this bill was also signed into law.