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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 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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December 16, 2020

COVID-19: The Most Lethal Pandemic in 102 Years – A Presentation by William Bommer, MD, FACC, FACP

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December 11, 2020

FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

For Immediate Release December 11, 2020 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA)…

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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 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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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 "As a nation, shouldn’t we try to make healthcare more affordable and accessible? Yet, recent health policies continue to fail vulnerable individuals, like those living with chronic illness. These patients — who pay thousands in out-of-pocket costs…

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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 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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September 9, 2020

Chronic Care Policy Alliance Urges Congressional Members to Co-Sponsor HR 7647

The Chronic Care Policy Alliance sent letters to the House and the Senate urging congressional members to co-sponsor H.R. 7647. This bill would delay the implementation of the 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for one year and reinstate…

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