LETTER: Put doctors back in charge, support NY Health Act, Catherine Wolf, Westchester Journal

I am typing this by raising my right eyebrow which triggers a switch. I have had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for 21 long years. It is an expensive disease, especially in my current condition: Quadriplegic and ventilator dependent.
Recently, I have been denied two medications by my prescription benefit management provider. The first is Rozerem that I have used for chronic insomnia for more than a decade. The insurance provider demanded my doctor reassess my use of this drug and get a “prior authorization.” He called to provide his expert medical judgment, but the representative still denied authorization. So he took time away from seeing other patients to write a strongly worded, three-page appeal letter.

Read the full letter at the Westchester Journal

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