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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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February 12, 2021

California’s Smallest County Makes Big Vaccination Gains

Hannah Norman California Healthline February 5, 2021 WOODFORDS, Calif. — In the winter, the roughly three-hour drive from Alpine County’s…

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February 4, 2021

New coalition launches bid for Cancer Patients Bill of Rights and multiyear Cancer Care Is Different platform

Introduced today in the state Senate, legislation details six rights for every cancer patient in California Initiated by City of…

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January 20, 2021

CCPA Statement: Oppose 6 Protected Classes Model Rollback

Chronic Care Policy Alliance strongly opposes any proposal that weakens Medicare’s six protected classes policy. The six protected classes ensure that patients who suffer from certain life-threatening diseases can access the medication they need to survive. Patients protected by this…

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January 15, 2021

Do-It-Yourself Contact Tracing Is a ‘Last Resort’ in Communities Besieged by Covid

Brett Dahlberg January 8, 2021 The contact tracers of Washtenaw County in Michigan have been deluged with work and, to cope, the overburdened health department has a new tactic: It is asking residents who test positive for covid-19 to do…

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January 8, 2021

Featured Speaker Liz Helms, Founding Director of the Chronic Care Policy Alliance on New Voices of Change Podcast Episode

Get the Medications Right Institute’s Voices of Change Podcast features leaders who have knowledge, experience and ideas to solve the…

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