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Petition - Override Rauner Veto of HB 4096

 

Sign this petition and send a strong message by telling the House and Senate to override this veto and enact HB 4096.   

 


August 21, 2018

On August 20th, 2018 Governor Bruce Rauner issued a veto of HB 4096, which seeks to prevent rationing of health care by the state. The bill would block an effort by the state to require Medicaid managed-care organizations (MCOs) to use a single Preferred Drug List (PDL). 

Under a single PDL, Illinoisans living with chronic illnesses like cancer, HIV, mental health challenges, opioid dependency, diabetes, hypertension and many other diseases would be forced to put important health care decisions in the hands of the state instead of between patients and their health care providers. A single PDL would also impose more burdensome administrative requirements for prior authorizations on providers and increase nonadherence to medication for patients, because it creates unnecessary obstacles to care. A single PDL is not practical, and it dangerously obstructs a patient’s ability to adhere to the care recommended by their health care provider.

Additionally, HB 4096 would make transparent the process in which recommendations are made to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) on which drugs are included on the state’s PDL.  Illinois is currently the only state in the nation with a closed, secretive Drug & Therapeutics (D&T) Committee, which removes a critical avenue for patients and providers to advocate for access to medications.

Sign this petition and send a strong message by telling the House and Senate to override this veto and enact HB 4096.

  

 

 

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