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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. July 14, 2016

    Advocates Unite Against Medical Debt in Annual Patient Congress

    This year the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) made its annual Hill Day a little more personal, by creating a smaller, more targeted event designed to bring the people most affected by medical debt into meetings with those who are best positioned to help. Congressional staff from Senator Jeff Merkley and Rep. Maxine Waters' office briefed advocates on two medical debt-related bills: The Medical Debt Relief Act (HR 2364/S 2592) and the Comprehensive Consumer Credit Reporting Reform Act of 2016 (HR 5282).

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  5. July 14, 2016

    Doris Ann Price Given Courage and Dedication Award

    Doris Ann Price, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) volunteer who has dedicated herself to speaking out in favor of patient protections while managing her own cancer diagnosis, was awarded the Courage and Dedication Award in a small ceremony here last night. The award is given to volunteers who show bravery in the face of extreme odds, who dedicate themselves to the cause of patients everywhere, and who inspire others through their example.

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  6. July 1, 2016

    NPAF Advocates Gather in Denver for Advanced Training

    NPAF staff and volunteers gathered for two days in the mock state of Euphoria, divided into teams with the purpose of amending, passing or defeating a step therapy bill. Taking place in the very real state of Colorado, the Denver Patient Action League (PAL) Summit taught advanced volunteers how to work in coalitions, speak with the media and guide a bill through its various stages until its passage -- or defeat.

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