Georgia State Senator Dean Burke, whose hometown is Bainbridge, shares some of what happened on Day 18 of the 2015 Georgia Legislature. It was also University of Georgia day at the capitol. The Senate passed 3 bills, one of which was authored by Sen. Burke.
$1,300 a month.
That’s how much Kerry Tucker spends for the “biologic” medication to treat her arthritis.
“And I have health insurance,’’ she told lawmakers Thursday.
Biologic drugs are specially engineered drugs that have made a major difference in people’s ability to handle their symptoms from arthritis and other diseases. But they also carry a high price tag.
Tucker, an Atlanta resident, came to the state Capitol to testify for a bill that would make it easier for patients like her to get a cheaper medication that’s similar to a biologic drug they are currently taking.
– See more at: Georgia Health News
Dean Burke represents Senate District 11 in the Georgia Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 107 bills.