Debbie Popp

I have been put through Step Therapy multiple times and at one point it caused me to be forced into a surgery that may have been prevented if my medication would have been approved. Now I will never know if the medication would have saved my colon. We need our doctors to be able to prescribe the medication we need without insurance companies refusing it, not knowing our history or the condition we are in. My life depended on the medication working or surgery to prevent my colon from rupturing. I had already had a perforation which almost killed me, so we could not take a chance after several appeals. Patients should not have to endure Step Therapy while fighting for their lives.  Now I have a permanent ileostomy for the rest of my life.

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Lisa Haase

There are no other reasons than I am literally slowly starving to death!! I’ve tried meds in the order it “had” to be. I’m on tpn and a j tube. (Feeding tube). This day and age I should not have to follow suit just to have a diagnosis with no cure.

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Amy Speers

I lost 87 pounds and was so sick weak make you go threw several test drugs to see if they work instead of giving a prescription that they know will work

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Stephanie Davis

Having gastroparesis turned my world upside down one minute I’m a normal woman the next I’m in and out of the hospital unable to even keep water down. I had to fight just for the right just to be able to try and have a semi normal life. We in the GP community need access to life changing meds! Why should we not have the access to meds that other countries have access to with less side effects then the ones other countries have ie: Canada, the UK etc.

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Heather Gillon

I have health issues on top of health issues. It has taken years to sort them out. Recently I needed to be put on a medication to try and keep me in the work force and off of disability. My insurance denied the medicine, stating I must try three other specific medications first. When my doctor went through those medicines, insurance denied all of them because I am “too old.” Now I am walking around untreated for a condition that affects my life and functionality tremendously.

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