Healthcare decisions are intensely personal, and everyone deserves the right to make their own healthcare decisions and from what type of healthcare coverage they purchase to what medications they take. Health reform that works must be focused on expanding choices including allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, to opt for an alternative to traditional health insurance, and to allow individual patients to access promising medications.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOUISIANA BECOMES SECOND STATE IN TWO WEEKS TO GIVE DYING PATIENTS ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ LIFE-SAVING EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINESPosted on May 29, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Signaling a tide change for terminally ill patients, Louisiana will become the second state in just two weeks to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives today. Governor Bobby Jindal (R) will sign the Right to Try Act into law Friday in a signing ceremony at his office.
The Right To TryPosted on May 18, 2014 | Type: Multimedia
States should enact “Right to Try” measures to protect the fundamental right of people to try to save their own lives. Designed by the Goldwater Institute, this initiative would allow terminal patients access to investigational drugs that have completed basic safety testing, thereby dramatically reducing paperwork, wait times and bureaucracy, and, most importantly, potentially saving lives.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: COLORADO TO BECOME FIRST IN NATION TO GIVE DYING PATIENTS’ ‘RIGHT TO TRY’ LIFE-SAVING EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINESPosted on May 15, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Fort, Collins, CO-- Colorado is poised to become the first state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives, even when those medicines are years away from hitting the market. Governor John Hickenlooper (D) is expected to sign the nation’s first Right to Try Act Saturday in a ceremony with patients and advocates at a Fort Collins-area hospital.
Coons v. Lew (IPAB/federal health care lawsuit)Posted on May 12, 2014 | Type: Case
On August 12, 2010 the Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, challenging the constitutionality of the rationing board IPAB and the individual mandate.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AZ VOTERS TO DETERMINE TERMINAL PATIENTS’ RIGHTSPosted on April 16, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Right to Try bill passes AZ legislature, goes on November ballot for voter approval