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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Chad Riedy and Jaclyn and Drew Strube will help lead the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's advocacy work to inspire action and help shape public policies that help people with CF access high-quality, specialized care.