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.
More than 200 CF advocates from 47 states held nearly 400 meetings with members of Congress and their staff, and more than 850 advocates from across the country called their members of Congress as part of the CF Foundation's first March on the Hill online Day of Action.
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.
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that fails to adequately protect people living with cystic fibrosis.
Yesterday, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation met with HHS Secretary Tom Price and seven other patient advocacy groups to discuss drug pricing and the needs of the CF community. President Trump has identified drug pricing as a top priority, and this meeting was the start of a listening tour by the Secretary.
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.
This week, House committees released legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation issued a statement consistent with our ongoing work to promote policies to help ensure that people with cystic fibrosis have access to high-quality, specialized care and adequate affordable insurance.