advocacyalert

At Komen Greater Iowa we are tirelessly working to maintain quality access to care for all. We need your voices NOW in order to help thousands of Iowans get the care and coverage they deserve!

SF 2384 ELIMINATING STAGE FOUR ADVANCED, METASTATIC CANCER STEP THERAPY (click here for more info) 

Step therapy, also referred to as “fail first”, requires a patient to first try a preferred (often generic alternative) drug prior to receiving coverage for the originally prescribed drug.  Step therapy is a method of utilization management health plans employ to control costs by beginning treatment with a more cost-effective drug therapy and then progressing to the newer, more costly treatments only if necessary. Legislation can prohibit health plan companies from requiring enrollees to follow step therapy protocols for stage four advanced metastatic cancer and associated conditions.

SF 2342 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING COVERAGE (click here for more info) 

Traditional screening mammography is an x-ray examination of the breast of an asymptomatic woman.  Once signs or symptoms of breast disease have been found, diagnostic imaging (diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI, etc) is recommended. In addition, diagnostic imaging may be recommended for women who have a prior history of breast cancer.

HERE IS HOW TO SUPPORT THE ABOVE BILLS

Call your representatives Offices. Find your representatives by clicking here. Once you reach a staff person or voicemail system, use the following talking points to tell your story:

  • Click here for the Metastatic Cancer Step Therapy bill SF 2384 talking points
  • Click here for Diagnostic Imaging bill SF 2342

Please let us know which offices you contact and any feedback you receive, email Jessica Nelsen at jnelsen@komengreateriowa.org

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Thank you very much for your prompt action!

Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa