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April 28, 2022

Policymakers must protect copay assistance programs

For many patients, cost has become a barrier to obtaining the care and treatments they need to manage their chronic conditions. For medications specifically, patients often face high deductibles and steep cost sharing at the pharmacy counter. Many patients find…

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March 16, 2022

Comments to the Senate Finance Committee: Prescription Drug Policy Reforms Should Focus on Reducing Patient Cost

Yesterday, CCPA submitted the following comments to the Senate Finance Committee: Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) is a network of organizations dedicated to ensuring people living with chronic disease have access to quality, affordable healthcare. That is why as the…

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March 1, 2022

New legislation must prioritize patients

Throughout 2021, considerable work went into creating meaningful, lasting, and positive change for patients throughout the country. We applaud the efforts of legislators to lower the costs of prescription medications and cap out of pocket costs for seniors in this…

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November 5, 2021

All Copays Count Coalition Applauds House Introduction of Help Ensure Lower Patient Copays Act

National Hemophilia Foundation WASHINGTON, DC—November 2, 2021—The All Copays Count Coalition, which comprises more than 60 groups representing patients with serious and chronic diseases including the Chronic Care Policy Alliance, applauds the introduction of the Help Ensure Lower Patient Copays…

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October 6, 2021

Webinar Recap: “Issue Briefing and Advocacy Training on Policy Priorities for Patient Advocates”

On September 16, Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) hosted  a comprehensive issue brief on CCPA’s main policy priorities as Congress returns from August recess. We were joined by Brett McReynolds, Vice President of Public Policy at American Autoimmune Related Diseases…

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October 5, 2021

Crisis in Bone Health: Strengthening Patient Access to Preventive Care Webinar

Recently, the California Chronic Care Coalition American Bone Health and the Fracture Prevention Coalition proudly co-hosted a webinar titled “Crisis in Bone Health:…

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September 3, 2021

Medicaid Vaccination Rates Flounder as States Struggle to Immunize Their Poorest Residents

 Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News August 27, 2021 Medicaid enrollees are getting vaccinated against covid-19 at far lower rates than the general population as states search for the best strategies to improve access to the shots and persuade those who…

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August 19, 2021

CCPA Toolkit for COVID-19 and the Chronic Disease Community

As an organization representing health consumers with chronic conditions across the country, the Chronic Care Policy Alliance understands the concern…

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July 30, 2021

Axis Advocacy Podcast Welcomes CCCC President & CEO Liz Helms to Discuss Improving Healthcare Together

In this enlightening conversation, California Chronic Care Coalition President and CEO Liz Helms joins host Adrienne Shapiro of Axis Advocacy…

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July 21, 2021

Letter to Congress: Please Oppose Harmful Policy Change to Medicare Part D

In a letter to Congress, the Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) expressed its opposition to a proposed policy change to Medicare Part D. Read the full letter: Dear Congress, For millions of seniors and patients living with disabilities, a robust…

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July 12, 2021

What You Need to Know About the 340B Drug Pricing Program

Created in 1992, the 340B Drug Pricing Program was designed to expand access to affordable, discounted prescription medications for vulnerable,…

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June 30, 2021

CCPA Webinar Recap: Continuing Advocacy on Copay Accumulators and Patient Access

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June 21, 2021

Community-Based Organizations Help in Chronic Disease Prevention

Victoria Bailey Patient Engagement HIT June 17, 2021 Community-based organizations have the potential to aid in chronic disease prevention, especially among traditionally marginalized groups in which patient trust is often low, according to researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).…

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June 10, 2021

Don’t let lawmakers take away our medicine

By Barbara Kavanagh Glendale Star My husband has lived with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer, for three decades. As his caregiver, I know how vital it is to have access to the latest medicine. That's why I'm concerned about…

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June 8, 2021

Nevada Prioritizes Access To Healthcare

By Tom McCoy Senior Spectrum  Working in tandem, state officials and the biopharmaceutical industry have succeeded in making COVID vaccines accessible and plentiful throughout Nevada helping with our economy’s recovery. But bypassing just one federal healthcare bill, that all could…

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