HFA Focuses on Mental Health & Wellness in 2021

By Ann LeWalk, MA, HFA Vice President of Education In the best of times, people with bleeding disorders are at a greater risk of depression. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the isolating effects of a chronic disorder, coupled with the forced social distancing, has only magnified mental health issues in the bleeding disorders community. Recognizing the importance […]

Limits on Copay Assistance Can Threaten Families’ Financial Security

By HFA Policy and Advocacy Team, with assistance from an actuarial professional. For many in the bleeding disorders community, drug manufacturer copay assistance programs are a source of financial relief and the sole protection against perpetually high out-of-pocket health care costs. Unfortunately, health insurers, citing the need to curb medical inflation, are increasingly refusing to […]