POLL SHOWS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR “PRESCRIBER PREVAILS” PROTECTIONS
ALBANY, N.Y. – A new survey by the Siena Polling Institute shows that New Yorkers want doctors – not health plan managers – to make final decisions in prescribing drugs to patients.
“The results of this poll could not be clearer,” said Jaime Venditti, State Coordinator for New York Healthworks, a leading patient advocacy coalition. “No one wants interference in the doctor-patient relationship.”
Siena tested support for a new Cuomo administration proposal that would allow give health benefits managers the ability to make final prescribing decisions for patients on Medicaid. Key findings are as follows:
Patient advocates oppose the Cuomo administration’s proposal. The advocates say it could disrupt treatment regimens and endanger the health of patients.
The survey of 800 voters was conducted last week.