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July 26, 2022

Letter to Congress: Drug Pricing Reform Should Protect Patients

In a letter to Congress, the Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) was joined by 35 organizations expressing concerns with the…

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July 7, 2022

CCPA Statement on Prescription Drug Pricing Reform

Congress has a unique opportunity this year to pass meaningful, patient focused reforms that will help ensure people living with…

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June 13, 2022

Safe Step Act

Health plans employ various cost containment protocols known as “Utilization Management (UM).” The result of UM is that your insurance plan has the final word on what treatment you will get even though you and your doctor have already made…

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May 20, 2022

Patient Access and the Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in the Health Care System

For many Americans who are managing a chronic condition, the journey to pick up prescriptions is filled with a myriad…

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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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