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  1. June 30, 2016

    Advocates Say Lack of Transportation Services Is the “Road to Nowhere” For Many Americans Fighting Serious Diseases

    Calling lack of transportation the nation’s other health disparities problem, a national group of healthcare stakeholders discussed the need to expand Medicaid’s non-emergency medical transportation benefit to more Americans and to explore opportunities through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to increase transportation services for certain Medicare populations.

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  2. May 13, 2016

    NPAF to Amplify the Patients Voice in the Value- Based Healthcare Reform Movement

    The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) , a national non-profit organization providing the patient’s voice for two decades in policy efforts that improve access and affordability in healthcare, recently announced significant additions to its senior executive team to drive a patient-centered policy agenda on healthcare quality and value at a time when a dramatic shift from “volume to value” is transforming the U.S. health system.

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  3. April 12, 2016

    Advocates Urge Ohio Legislature to Save Lives by Protecting Patients

    Patient advocates from across Ohio will gather in Columbus today for the first annual Ohio Patient Advocacy Day to urge lawmakers to protect patients by ensuring their access to lifesaving, prescribed medications.  Advocates from the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) will call on the Ohio Legislature to pass legislation that limits insurers’ ability to block access to needed therapies.

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  4. March 13, 2016

    NPAF Welcomes Gwen Darien as the Executive Vice President for Patient Advocacy

    National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)is proud to welcome Gwen Darien as the Executive Vice President for Patient Advocacy. In this new role, Gwen will help lead several key activities and programs that link Patient Advocate Foundation’s (PAF) patient service programs to NPAF's advocacy and policy platforms in ways that will enhance the ability of both organizations to improve access and affordability for patients.

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  5. March 1, 2016

    National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Medical Debt Relief Act

    National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the patient’s voice is heard in support of access to quality, affordable health care, today applauded the introduction of the Medical Debt Relief Act. Introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), this crucial legislation would require that no new medical debt be included on a credit report until 180 days after the patient has been notified of the alleged debt, giving a consumer the sufficient opportunity to contest, pay or otherwise settle the debt before it adversely impacts their credit score. 

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