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Archive for the ‘Legislative Issues’ Category

RAISE Family Caregivers Act – What it means for you

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Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New

Support when it counts On January 22nd, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act into law. For families all around the country, this is wonderful news.  The RAISE Act was designed to... Continue Reading »

Advocating for Lower Healthcare Costs for Seniors – Revisited

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Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Healthcare Reform, Insurance & Billing, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy

It feels like we're getting new information every day on how the US health system is changing. With costs seeming so volatile, we thought it'd be a good idea to revisit a previously published blog. Advocating for Lower Healthcare Costs for... Continue Reading »

Will Expediting Drug-Approval Cause More Harm Than Good

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Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Legislative Issues

On December 13, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures Act. He said, “It would lead to better years and better lives for millions of Americans.” This bipartisan legislation has several goals, including the... Continue Reading »