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.
Today, the U.S. Senate released its version of the health care reform bill, titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and in response, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation affirmed its opposition to the legislation.
Last month, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and I partnered to create the Cystic Fibrosis Caucus in the U.S. Senate. We are working toward a day when CF stands for “Cured Forever.”
The package of tax reforms expected to be signed into law includes several provisions that will impact some people with cystic fibrosis.
The event, held at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, aimed to educate members of Congress on the impact of the proposed rule to expand short-term insurance plans on people with serious and chronic health conditions.
Dana Handler, an intern with the Foundation's advocacy team, recounts her experience and explains her renewed confidence that we'll find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
A top priority for the next administration and Congress is health care reform. As an adult living with cystic fibrosis, I've been wondering what this will mean for me, our community and our ability to access high-quality, affordable care.
This year, Cystic Fibrosis Advocates inspired new champions in Washington, D.C. and in state capitols across the country to take action on critical CF-related issues.