A coalition of advocacy groups representing thousands of patients in Massachusetts, today urged lawmakers on the FY ’21 Budget Conference Committee to include an extension of a law that allows thousands of patients, living with chronic diseases, to access medications needed to manage their illnesses and lead productive lives.

In 2012, Massachusetts became the final state in the nation to enact legislation allowing patients to redeem prescription drug discount coupons at pharmacies to reduce co-pay costs. But without legislative action, that law is scheduled to sunset in 2021, putting patients’ health in jeopardy.

Read more coverage of the issue in State House News.