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.
This week, Congress approved a budget resolution that will allow lawmakers to make certain changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
As part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's ninth annual Teen Advocacy Day, 162 advocates from 38 states met with elected officials in Washington, D.C., to tell their stories and make sure the cystic fibrosis community is heard in ongoing health care reform discussions.
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.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation awarded U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) the Breath of Life Legislator Award on Nov. 3 for her leadership in ensuring that people with cystic fibrosis have access to the adequate, affordable care they need to live full and healthy lives.