Step Therapy Policy Legislation Needs to Change

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m passionate about helping people with diabetes. My brother and I were diagnosed at ages five and 13 with type 1 diabetes. Growing up in Baxter, Minnesota, our pharmacist dad and our wonderful mom ensured we were on the right track with the correct medications and eating not just healthfully but in line with diabetes guidelines.

I went on to volunteer to help educate others about the disease, serve on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities, and to even speak nationally about my chronic condition. That’s why I’m so bothered by something I’ve heard repeatedly across the country. People are struggling to get the medicines they need because of insurance policies that place unreasonable delays in the process and jeopardize patient health.

In my home state of Minnesota, in addition to others, the big problem is step therapy. Thankfully, legislation is being introduced to change things before it gets worse.

Read the rest of my blogpost at On Track Diabetes…

https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/blogs/dateline-diabetes-dish/step-therapy-policy-legislation-needs-change