Our Public Policy Work

Our Public Policy Work

Our federal and state advocacy efforts support our mission of ensuring that everyone with cystic fibrosis has access to high-quality, specialized care. We evaluate policies and legislation through one lens: How would this impact people with CF and their families?

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Policy Principles That Drive Our Work

With promising new discoveries in the pipeline and advancements we've made in the search for new treatments and a cure, we must continue our work to protect access to adequate, affordable insurance that preserves access to high-quality cystic fibrosis care; and support progress toward new therapies and a cure.

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Adequate, Affordable Coverage for People With CF

In a complex and rapidly changing health care system, we support policies that promote adequate, affordable health coverage so people living with cystic fibrosis can receive the high-quality, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.

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Funding for CF Research and Drug Development

Robust funding for the National Institutes of Health helps ensure innovation in basic research and a full pipeline of cystic fibrosis therapies. A well-resourced U.S. Food and Drug Administration helps advance therapies that are safe and effective.

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Championing a Sustainable Pipeline for Antibiotics

Scientists around the world agree that global innovation is needed to address the shortage of effective antibiotics. Our Infection Research Initiative supports much-needed research and development, but new policies are needed to promote a sustainable, robust antibiotics pipeline and a marketplace that rewards innovation.

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Preserving Access for People with CF: The Importance of Cost and Affordability

Recent therapeutic advances have transformed cystic fibrosis -- adding decades of life and new hope for people living with this disease. To protect this progress, it's critical that people with CF can access high-quality, specialized treatments and care, regardless of income, insurance, or geography.

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Statements, Letters, and Regulatory Comments

By educating elected officials and other government decision-makers on the needs of the cystic fibrosis community, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation works to shape public policy to help our efforts to cure CF and provide all people with CF the opportunity to live full, healthy lives. Below find a listing of our state and federal statements, letters, and regulatory comments.

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