Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule expanding short-term, limited-duration insurance plans -- threatening access to adequate, affordable coverage for people with cystic fibrosis who rely on the individual marketplace.
On March 20, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and 86 other organizations called on Congress to protect Medicaid, a critical source of coverage for people in the cystic fibrosis community.
On behalf of the CF community, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has expressed its concern to the Social Security Administration (SSA) about a proposed rule that could make it more difficult for people with CF to receive disability benefits.
In an effort led by Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus co-chairs Representatives Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tom Marino (R-PA) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), 37 key members of Congress sent letters to the Social Security Administration (SSA) expressing their concern about a proposed rule that could make it more difficult for people with CF to receive disability benefits.
Lack of insurance coverage for cystic fibrosis-related medications remains a top concern for people with CF and their families, a recent study found.
The CF Foundation applauds the Social Security Administration's updated eligibility requirements for disability benefits for people with respiratory diseases, including people with CF.
On Thursday, September 22, experts from the Social Security Administration joined the CF community for a conversation on disability eligibility and the application process.