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  1. March 9, 2017

    NPAF Statement on the American Health Care Act

    While we applaud the important patient protections included in the American Health Care Act -- including a ban on lifetime and annual limits, coverage for preexisting conditions and coverage for dependents up to age 26 -- the bill as proposed also has several provisions that in combination would severely limit access for many Americans, particularly lower-income individuals and their families who have or are likely to be diagnosed with a life-threatening or chronic condition.

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  2. December 20, 2016

    Advocacy Groups Urge President-elect Trump to Retain Dr. Collins as NIH Director

    Scores of advocacy groups, researchers and universities came together to urge the Trump administration to retain Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The letter notes that, under Dr. Collins’ Direction, NIH research has not only improved public health, but has also produced high rates of social and economic return.

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  3. October 19, 2016

    NPAF Announces Launch of THRIVE Network

    Responding to the Cancer Moonshot’s call for collaboration, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) and Friends of Cancer Research (FOCR) announced the launch of the THRIVE Network – a first of its kind initiative to benefit the nearly 20 million cancer survivors in the United States.

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  4. October 5, 2016

    NPAF Applauds Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Report

    National Patient Advocate Foundation today applauded the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon report for its emphasis on direct patient involvement and its potential for enhancing patients' quality of life. "The recommendations for action marry together areas of progress in which we’ve seen advances, but often in silos," said Alan Balch, CEO of NPAF. "

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  5. September 28, 2016

    NPAF highlights patients’ priorities, needs in MACRA comments

    National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) released its comment letter on the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), highlighting the need to include the patient perspective when evaluating value in health care. MACRA, which passed in bipartisan support in 2015, fundamentally changes the way the United States evaluates and pays for health care.

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  6. July 14, 2016

    North Carolina Advocates Rally Against Step Therapy

    Patient advocates, lawmakers and civic leaders gathered here today in support of patient protections against insurance barriers. Led by the National Patient Advocate Foundation, the event featured an issue briefing on step therapy practices followed by a series of meeting between patients and their legislators.

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