Myositis patients deserve as many voices speaking for them as possible at all levels of policymaking. MSU is happy to lend our voice to that chorus. We will advocate for patient’s’ rights with insurance companies, government agencies, and lawmakers about medical care, health insurance, prescription drug issues, disability and social security issues, ADA accommodations, and other issues. Through letter writing campaigns, phone calls, and in-person meetings, we will help those in decision-making positions to understand that although we may be few in number, our lives still count, our issues still matter, and our problems still need to be addressed.
You can join us by volunteering to write letters to lawmakers while also meeting with your local government. One specific way you can help is to write your state and local government to get proclamations for Rare Disease Day and Myositis Awareness Month every year!
We will help you by providing the information, training materials, and letter templates to get you started. Our individual voices as patients of a rare disease may be small, but when we put them together we can roar!