Chad Riedy, an adult with cystic fibrosis, served as a witness on Wednesday before the House of Representatives' Education & Labor Committee at a hearing on the threats faced by workers with pre-existing conditions.
One hundred fifty advocates, backed by more than 5,000 connections from an additional 1,600 cystic fibrosis advocates across the country rallied behind protections for people with pre-existing conditions, like CF, during the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 13th annual March on the Hill.
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed the Right to Try bill into law. The House approved the bill last week and the Senate passed it last summer.
As part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 11th annual March on the Hill, more than 100 advocates from 44 states met with nearly 300 elected officials or their staff to help ensure that everyone with cystic fibrosis has access to high-quality, specialized care and adequate, affordable health care.
Ten patient and provider groups, representing millions of Americans, issued the following statement in response to the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) scores of two pieces of health care reform legislation currently being considered by the U.S. Senate.
Cost effectiveness analysis must be used carefully and as part of a comprehensive evaluation of the value a treatment, such as highly effective modulators, provide to people living with cystic fibrosis.
This week, Congress approved a budget resolution that will allow lawmakers to make certain changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
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