Almost 1.8 million people with asthma in England still pay for their prescriptions, and 94% of people with asthma say they support free prescriptions for people with asthma.
More than a third of people with asthma say the recession has made it even harder to afford their life-saving prescriptions, and many have to choose not to get some of their prescriptions because of the cost.
The Prime Minister announced over a year ago in September 2008 - that the Government would abolish prescription charges for all people with long-term conditions. But we are very concerned that no date has been set for this, and the Government has not yet said whether people with asthma will be included. Asthma UK is leading a coalition of charities calling on the Prime Minister to honour his promise before the next General Election, and to apply the exemption to all long-term conditions - including asthma.
The Government set up a review of prescriptions to look at how to carry out the promise of free prescriptions for people with long-term conditions. We want the Government to publish and respond to this review urgently so they can implement this promise as soon as possible.
To win our campaign, it will be crucial to show the Government that the campaign has a huge number of supporters.
Please also encourage any of your friends and family who want to see free prescriptions for people with asthma to take part too. With enough support, we can make a difference.
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