This month, 15-year-old Molly Bonnell and her sister Emily, 13, who have cystic fibrosis, discovered how easy it is to make their voices heard in Congress -- without leaving their living room.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has followed the health care reform discussion closely. While the Foundation has not taken a position on any particular health reform bill, we have consistently and aggressively encouraged officials to include specific reforms that are important for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.
The draft bill, crafted by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aims to bring stability to the health insurance marketplaces.
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.
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.