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.
A mother worries that her son may lose access to crucial cystic fibrosis medication if proposed health care reforms are carried out.
Twelve patient/consumer groups urge senate to reject the bill.
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.
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.
A group of nonpartisan patient and consumer organizations issued a statement after passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
In a complex and rapidly changing health care system, we support policies that promote adequate, affordable health coverage so people living with cystic fibrosis can receive the high-quality, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Having two sons living with cystic fibrosis, I struggled for years with the financial burdens and restrictions of the insurance market. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, I no longer have to worry about lifetime caps and astronomical premiums -- two issues that caused enormous grief for my family.