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Dear Addy,

With the midterm election fast approaching, does HFA have any tools to assist voters? I鈥檇 like to see who the candidates are in my district and state and where they stand on access to healthcare for the bleeding disorders community.

Signed,

Informed Voter


Dear Voter,

This is a great and timely question with the midterm election less than two months away! Voting is an important way to make your voice heard and advocate for the bleeding disorders community.

HFA鈥檚 newly updated Take Action Center has a great tool to help you register to vote or verify your registration status, find polling locations, and request an absentee ballot. If you aren鈥檛 registered to vote, make sure to do so as soon as possible as some states require that you register by a certain date before the election.

There are many options to research candidates. Ballotpedia is a helpful resource for finding candidates and ballot measures nationwide. Most states mail voters an election guide and/or have information available on their board of elections website. You can also typically find information in your local newspaper, including forums where you can interact with candidates in-person.

After you鈥檝e determined the candidates running in your area, look at their election website to see where they stand on health care issues. Use HFA鈥檚 What We Need in Health Care Coverage guide for a list of what鈥檚 important for people with bleeding disorders. Compare this list with the candidate鈥檚 position; if you don鈥檛 see the answer you鈥檙e looking for, reach out! Send the candidate an email, share your story, and ask how they will ensure access to meaningful health care coverage.

Sincerely,

Addy

 

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HFA frequently receives questions from the bleeding disorders community related to advocacy issues. The questions often impact the entire community. In an effort to reach the largest audience possible with our responses to these widely applicable questions, HFA developed 鈥淒ear Addy.鈥 Questions submitted to this column are edited in order to protect privacy and should be considered educational only, not individual guidance.

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