Iowa State Rep. Tom Moore has proposed legislation that would keep individuals with chronic conditions medically stable on their therapies, without disruption from their insurer.

HF 2089 will be heard before the House Human Resources Subcommittee on Wednesday, Feb. 5. It’s up to Iowan pain warriors to show support for medication stability before and following this hearing!

Why it matters

HF 2089 would require health plans to honor the contract they enter into with enrollees, protecting families and individuals from unnecessary and potentially harmful changes to their medication regimen. Supported by U.S. Pain Foundation, HF 2089 would ensure your health plan maintains coverage if your medication continues to be prescribed by your physician for an ongoing condition and has been covered during the current plan year or a previous year.

Take action today!

  1. Send a letter to the committee – We’re asking that you take a moment to send a pre-written message through our online campaign. This letter can be edited as you see fit; we encourage you to share 1-3 lines about your personal pain journey and/or personal experiences with prescription coverage interruptions by your insurer.
  2. Attend the hearing – It would be fantastic to have volunteers and/or caregivers explain to the committee the importance of keeping children and adults on the originally prescribed medication that effectively manages a chronic condition and increases overall quality of life.Here are the meeting details:Date: February 5, 2020
    Time: 11:55 am CST*
    Where: House Lounge
    *Be sure to check the subcommittee meeting detail page to confirm the exact start time the morning of the hearing.

Are you planning to testify? That’s great! Please let Shaina Smith, Director of State Advocacy, know that you’re attending here. As always, she is happy to help you prepare for the hearing.