We need a patient-centered approach to diabetes care. The Ohio legislature is considering legislation that would implement protections for step therapy protocols, a common health insurance practice that can override physician choice about the medication that is best for you.
Stories always make a better case than statistics, and personalized e-mails will have an even greater impact than form emails. Personalizing your letter is extremely important!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I stand with the American Diabetes Association in asking you to support HB 72 and SB 56. Nearly 14% of adult Ohioans are living with diabetes. HB 72 and SB 56 make improvements to step therapy protocols so people with diabetes can get the medications that meet their medical needs as they work with their physicians to prevent costly and horrific diabetes complications including amputation, blindness, kidney failure and heart attack.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]