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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…

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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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June 7, 2021

CCPA Opposes Biden Administration Decision on Copay Assistance that Would Have Helped Patients

In late April the Biden administration released the rules that govern how private health plans will operate in 2022. CCPA was disappointed to see the administration fail to address the issue of copay assistance for prescription drugs, and in doing…

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June 2, 2021

New Website Answers Vaccination Questions and Provides Essential Information for People at High Risk for COVID-19

        New Website Answers Vaccination Questions and Provides Essential Information for People at High Risk for COVID-19…

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May 11, 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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April 23, 2021

Congress Should Ask: Does Health Care Policy Put Patients First?

By Liz Helms Inside Sources As the U.S. faces many urgent and emergent challenges, including COVID-19 and the economic downturn the virus has caused, Congress clearly has a lot on its plate. In this chaotic climate, lawmakers will need to…

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April 22, 2021

Letter to Congress: Chronic Care Policy Alliance Opposes H.R. 3

In a letter to Congress, the Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) expressed its opposition to H.R.3, the "Lower Drug Costs Now Act." Read the full letter: Dear Legislator, I am writing on behalf of Chronic Care Policy Alliance to strongly…

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April 21, 2021

Mysterious Ailment, Mysterious Relief: Vaccines Help Some Covid Long Haulers

Will Stone Kaiser Health News April 16, 2021 An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer from lingering symptoms of…

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April 9, 2021

Letter to Congress: Health care policy should put patients first

In a letter to Congress, the Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) urged members to pursue policies that ensure accessible and affordable care for patients. Read the full letter: Dear Legislator, As the U.S. faces many urgent and emergent challenges, including…

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April 6, 2021

CCPA Partner Spotlight: Juana and Estela Mata, Looms4Lupus

Introducing the CCPA Partner Spotlight Series: This series highlights the work of partners at organizations advocating for patients with chronic illness. Featured partners elevate the voices of patients with chronic illness at the local, state, or national level while working…

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March 22, 2021

CCPA Statement on Withdrawal of CMS Demonstration Weakening Medicare Part D Six Protected Classes

CCPA applauds the Biden Administration’s decision to withdraw a demonstration that would have undercut Medicare Part D’s six protected classes drug policy. The six protected classes ensure that drugs for certain life-threatening conditions are covered by Medicare. Now, patients with…

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