We welcome the government's proposal that people needing HRT prescriptions will only need to pay once a year for their medication, and call on the Government to ensure this change also applies to men affected by Klinefelter syndrome (KS/XXY). This will significantly reduce the cost a person needing the medication will face, by up to £200 per year.
We pay tribute to Carolyn Harris MP for tabling the Menopause, Support and Services Bill as she has shone a spotlight on the unfairness of people getting vital medication for free in all other UK nations. We also thank all MPs who supported the debate and shared their experiences.
But thousands of people with other long term health conditions are still facing rising costs to simply live well and manage their condition. This is unjust and risks burdening our NHS, as medication remains unaffordable.
Now is the time for the Government to overhaul the outdated prescription charges exemption list.
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