Urge Better Access to Migraine and Headache Treatments
The options for treating migraine and headache – new medications, neuromodulators, psychological training and lifestyle training – have never been so plentiful or effective, but they are not all equally available at an affordable price.
For some migraine and headache patients, their healthcare payment system requires them to “fail” two treatments in one category (acute or preventative) before a new treatment is covered. This policy is called “step edits” or “step therapy”. Step edits force patients to endure a trial and error process and obstruct healthcare providers from prescribing the most effective medications with the fewest side effects and drug interactions for their patients.
For others, healthcare payment systems limit access to a full range of treatment options by setting unaffordable prices through high co-pays, limited coverage or non-coverage.
If you support improved access to the best and safest treatments, let your voice be heard. Sign your name and ask family and friends to show their support, too. Help us reach 50,000 signatures by December 31, 2020.