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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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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 the disease, or what’s known as “long covid.” Judy Dodd, who lives in New York City, is one of them.…

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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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March 17, 2021

Welcome 117th Congress – Issues Impacting the Chronic Care Community

The Chronic Care Policy Alliance welcomed the 117th Congress and shared key issues that would advance the wellbeing of those in the chronic care community. Read the full letter: Dear Legislator, On behalf of the Chronic Care Policy Alliance, I’m…

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March 16, 2021

CCPA President Welcomes New Administration

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March 5, 2021

New California Law Makes It Easier to Get Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Bernard J. Wolfson Kaiser Health News February 26, 2021   Karen Bailey’s 20-year-old daughter has struggled with depression and anxiety for years. Since 2017, she’s been in three intensive group therapy programs and, each time, the family’s insurer cut her…

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February 25, 2021

They have chronic illnesses. Then, the power went out in Texas. ‘It’s been emotionally exhausting.’

  N'dea Yancey-Bragg USA Today February 18, 2020 Hannah Giffin needed oxygen. The 24-year-old who was recently diagnosed with four chronic illnesses relies on an oxygen concentrator to help her breathe, but when the power went out Tuesday in San…

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February 19, 2021

How to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments at pharmacies

Andrew Weil KARE 11 February 12, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — The push to immunize more Americans against the coronavirus…

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