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December 10, 2020

Copay Accumulators Q&A with Larry LaMotte

What is copay assistance and how does it affect access to medications for patients? Copay assistance (often called a copay assistance, copay coupon, or simply a copay card) that can significantly help commercially insured patients pay their out-of-pocket costs for medicines at the pharmacy counter. Instead…

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December 2, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project Launches To Further Inclusion and Dialogue Around Potential COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, a group of 64 leading organizations including the Chronic Care Policy Alliance and others…

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November 24, 2020

Statement on Most Favored Nation Interim Final Rule Issued by the White House

The Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) strongly opposes and calls for the withdrawal of the “Most Favored Nations” (MFN) Interim Final Rule.CCPA is a network of state and regional advocacy organizations advancing public policy that improves the lives of those…

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November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Tips for a Healthy Holiday

This year, holiday plans may look a little different. With Thanksgiving approaching, scientists and public health experts have outlined recommendations…

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November 20, 2020

Medicare beneficiaries can pick from more than 30 Advantage Plans. How to get it right

CNBC Sarah O’Brien November 20, 2020 There’s a chance that if you’re enrolled in Medicare, an Advantage Plan is on…

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November 19, 2020

Factsheet: Patient Access to Medication Threatened by Federal “Copay Accumulator” Rules

Millions of patients rely on copay assistance programs to afford prescription medications, but recent federal policies around copay accumulator programs threaten to increase patients’ out-of-pocket costs. In an effort to increase awareness around why copay accumulator programs are harmful to…

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November 18, 2020

New Normal, Same Cancer – Addressing the Decline in Cancer Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption across cancer care, including declines in cancer diagnoses across California and the nation. As physicians…

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November 12, 2020

Will Moving to Another State Affect My Medicare Coverage?

Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN Healthline Medicare is a federal healthcare program, so moving from one state to another will not…

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November 6, 2020

Medicare open enrollment: Key changes to know for 2021

Dhara Singh Yahoo!Money Medicare open enrollment for 2021 is underway, and both new enrollees and veteran ones should be aware…

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October 29, 2020

Webinar Recap: “How Copay Accumulators Hurt Patients: A Policy Discussion For Advocates

On Tuesday, October 27, Chronic Care Policy Alliance (CCPA) hosted a webinar, How Copay Accumulators Hurt Patients: A Policy Discussion For Advocates with guest speaker Randall Rutta, president and CEO of the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA). During the…

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October 12, 2020

Federal Proposals Endanger Patients and Hike Up Costs for the Chronically Ill

October 12, 2020 By Liz Helms Inside Sources As a nation, shouldn’t we try to make healthcare more affordable and…

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September 29, 2020

Wildfires’ Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears

Katheryn Houghton KHN  September 18, 2020 SEELEY LAKE, Mont. — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern…

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September 14, 2020

Statement on Most Favored Nation Executive Order issued by the White House

The Chronic Care Policy Alliance released the following statement in response to the Most Favored Nation Executive Order issued by the White House on September 13: “Yesterday, President Trump issued an executive order to set prices for prescription medications in…

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September 14, 2020

HHS Plan to Improve Rural Health Focuses on Better Broadband, Telehealth Services

Sarah Jane Tribble Kaiser Health News September 4, 2020 Knowing it may be met with some skepticism, the Trump administration…

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September 11, 2020

Copay Accumulators Endanger the Chronic Disease Community and Make Medications Less Affordable for Patients

Millions of patients across the country rely on copay assistance programs to affordably access the medications they need to treat their chronic conditions and maintain their health. Unfortunately, access to these programs is being threatened by the increased implementation of…

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