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House Bill 4108, which adds Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants to the list of mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse has passed in the House with a vote of 107-2 on June 19, 2019!! A huge thank you to all members who reached out to their legislator in support this initiative, and to Rep. Roger Hauck from Mount Pleasant for introducing this important piece of legislation. Please take a few moments and thank your legislator for voting YES!
Health can’t wait. It’s a reality that health care providers understand and patients experience. Tragically, insurance company bureaucracy too often stands between patients and the medicine, treatment, or testing they need.
Prior authorization, step therapy, and fail first requirements hamstring treatment, drive up prescription nonadherence and lead to diminished health.
That’s why Michigan patients, patient advocacy groups, health care providers, and practice staff are speaking out about the devastating impact prior authorization has on the state’s patient community.
We hope you’ll stand with us. You can learn more about the coalition, its many members, about the reforms Michigan patients deserve, and about ways you can get involved by visiting the coalition online at HealthCantWait.org. We also invite you to like our page on Facebook.
If you’ve experienced health care delays or denials because of the reckless use of prior authorization or step therapy, we hope you’ll also visit the website and share your story. Your experiences matter most, and they may make all the difference in the fight for reform.
Health Can’t Wait was created to defend patients against these costly, onerous, and dangerous payer practices. The initiative is bringing together the state’s leading physician and health care associations and organizations to speak with a single, clear voice and tell policymakers it’s time to put Michigan patients first.
The good news is, Michigan patients aren’t in this alone. They’ve got champions, and we’re ready to fight.