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The 50-State Network is a grassroots advocacy organization comprised of patients like you. We are working to share the patient perspective, which is crucial in the State and Federal health policy and regulatory arenas. Patients need a voice in all conversations that relate to our access to treatment, safety, or the quality of our care. This community is made up of patients living with diverse chronic illnesses, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and psoriasis, and the people who care about them. The 50-State Network is about transforming pain into purpose, empowering those that may feel victimized by disease. Our focus is on repurposing the energy of frustration, despair, and helplessness into positive mobilization, action, and fair representation to benefit all of us. Our formula, which we offer to our fellow patients and their loved ones, is to take lemons and make lemonade...
Letters and Testimony
GHLF supports MT HB 233

HB 233 takes positive steps toward updating Montana law to cover biologics and biosimilars in a way that protects patients. Unlike traditional chemical drugs, biologics are unique, complex structures made from living cells that are not easily replicated. A small change or difference in the biosimilar or biologic manufacturing process has the potential to adversely impact the patient. […]

Press Releases
Florida patient sentiment toward non-medical drug switching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Daitch Phone: 917-816-6712 Email: Survey Finds Insurance Companies are Forcing Floridians Off Prescribed Medications During the Plan Year, Providing A Need for New Legislation to Fix the Problem Nearly all respondents (94%) support legislation prohibiting insurance companies from financially pressuring them to switch from their prescribed medication UPPER […]

GHLF in the news
50 State Network Director of Advocacy Steve Marmaras interviewed on Alaska Radio

Global Healthy Living Foundation’s Director of State and National Advocacy, Stephen Marmaras, recently was interviewed on the radio in Alaska to discuss recent biosimilar legislation and its implications for Alaskans.