Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Beacon Center Unveils New Policy Priority in Healthcare Package

Reform package shows benefits of "right-to-try" and drawbacks of Medicaid expansion

NASHVILLE – Today, the Beacon Center released its healthcare package, in which a brand new policy priority for the upcoming legislative session was announced. "Right-to-try" legislation would give hope to the terminally ill by allowing them to use experimental drugs that have passed safety testing, but have not yet been approved by the FDA.

“We are proud to press for this reform that would have will have an immediate benefit to terminally ill Tennesseans." said Beacon CEO Justin Owen. "We cannot afford to wait any longer to give the sickest among us the hope they so desperately need. This is an issue that both Democrats and Republicans can get behind.

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