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  1. March 8, 2021

    NPAF Urges SCOTUS to Protect Access to Medicaid and Rule Works Requirements

    Work and community engagement requirements do not improve the Medicaid program nor increase access to health coverage for individuals when they need it most. At this critical time in our country’s history, as we battle a public health crisis that makes clear the importance of protecting access to care and reducing health disparities, we must work to make access to comprehensive health coverage easier, not erect barriers. We urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the lower courts’ rulings and strike down life-threatening work and community engagement requirements.

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  2. January 28, 2021

    15 Million People Will Be Eligible for the Special Enrollment Period – Here’s How they Can Pick the Right Health Insurance Plan

    When President Biden signs the executive order opening the federal Marketplace for a special enrollment period, 15 million people will have the chance to sign up for insurance who may have missed traditional open enrollment. Because choosing a plan can be so complicated, NPAF’s guide to the insurance marketplace simplifies the process into four easy steps, giving consumers the security to know that they are making informed, thoughtful coverage choices.   The Step-by-Step Guide for Comparing Health Plans includes practical tips and printable worksheets and breaks down the selection process into four easy steps: Gather the names of your current doctors and medications Enter the requested information on the Health Insurance Marketplace website Narrow down your plan comparison using preferred filters based on what is important to you Use the NPAF worksheets and pro tips to compare plans and identify the one that best fits your needs

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  3. January 20, 2021

    Patient Advocates Urge Biden Administration to Put Patients at the Center of Health Care

    We congratulate President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today. As the leading non-profit representing the patient perspective advancing access to affordable, equitable and quality care, we look forward to working with the White House and new Administration as we advance patient protections and continue the work of reforming a health system that has long pushed patients to the sidelines. With a pandemic still surging and health care costs continuing to rise, American families feel isolated and unsure about the future. We need to quickly address their concerns, strengthen their protections and ensure they can be confident that going forward, their access to affordable, quality care will not be hampered.

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  4. December 9, 2020

    Patient Groups Urge U.S. District Court to Prevent Discrimination Against LGBTQ and Limited English Proficiency Patients

    As organizations that represent millions of people with serious and chronic health conditions, we strongly urge the court to strike down the 2020 Rule that allows discrimination against LGBTQ and LEP individuals. These communities already face significant health disparities and this rule—if implemented—would exacerbate these challenges and create worse health outcomes. Every person regardless of their race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability should be given equal access to timely, quality, comprehensive health care without discrimination. We urge the court to reject the administration’s drastic and damaging rule change and protect patients as intended by the health care law.

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