Everyone with MS knows how expensive MS medications are. The drug companies who make these drugs have programs to provide them to patients who otherwise cannot afford them at low or no cost. Commercial insurance often covers them with low co-pays, or the manufacturers' financial assistance programs can pick up the co-pays or co-insurances. However, if you are on a government-assisted plan, such as Medicare Part D, a glitch in the Social Security Act prohibits the manufacturer from providing you with any financial assistance. The best that can be done is to find a charity to help fund the co-insurance or co-pay, and these funds are scarce and the demand so high that they run out of funds almost immediately. It's time that Congress amended the SSA to allow individuals with rare diseases such as MS to get financial assistance from the manufacturers of these drugs. Please follow the link and sign my petition on Change.org to help make this a reality so that EVERYONE can have affordable access to their life-saving medications.