Why People With MS Need Permission from Insurers To Take Life-Saving Drugs. It’s Not The Reason You Think.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the number one cause of non-traumatic disability among young adults. MS is a chronic, incurable illness that destroys some of the body’s most basic neurological functions. Fortunately, there are now a slew of amazing medicines that often slow the disease considerably. These medicines can be the difference between whether or not a person spends her forties in a wheelchair.

Yet, insurance companies are increasingly requiring patients (or their physicians) to ask permission, known as pre-authorization, before the companies agree to pay for these critical medications.

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