On Friday, a federal judge issued a decision in Texas v. United States, finding the Affordable Care Act to be unconstitutional. This decision could ultimately leave people with pre-existing conditions, like cystic fibrosis, without patient protections while also jeopardizing access to adequate, affordable health care coverage.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has joined 11 other patient groups in filing an amicus brief to challenge the short-term, limited-duration health insurance rule, which threatens access to adequate, affordable coverage for people with cystic fibrosis.
Responding to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services final rule on short-term, limited-duration insurance plans, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation joined 26 other nonpartisan patient and consumer groups to voice concern that these plans will split the market and jeopardize access to affordable, adequate health care for people living with pre-existing conditions.
More than 200 advocates from 32 states traveled to Washington, D.C., on June 28 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 10th annual Teen Advocacy Day, which enabled teens to meet with their elected officials on Capitol Hill to fight for access to high-quality, specialized care for their friends and loved ones living with CF.
The Department of Justice's decision to no longer defend critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) risks health insurance coverage for people with cystic fibrosis and other pre-existing conditions.