Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Dear Addy, Each year, I travel to Washington, D.C., and my state capitol to meet with my legislators and members of Congress to discuss issues that are most important to the bleeding disorders community. Due to COVID-19, I have heard that in-person visits are no longer viable options. How can I make sure my voice […]
Dear Addy, How can I maintain relationships with my legislators after participating in an advocacy day? Signed, Building for the Future Dear Builder, It鈥檚 great to hear you are thinking ahead to what鈥檚 next! Building relationships with your legislators is an important advocacy strategy and there鈥檚 a lot you can do from home and throughout […]
Dear Addy, I am frustrated because my insurance company has mandated that its members use a single pharmacy provider. What can be done to stop this denial of choice? Signed, Pharmacy Frustrated< ________________________________________________ Dear Frustrated, Health insurance providers are making this change as a cost savings measure. In order to keep their costs down, and […]
Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling from the Washington Post:聽http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/largest-health-insurer-to-keep-key-parts-of-law-regardless-of-court-ruling/2012/06/10/gJQA7VYfTV_story.html?tid=pm_pop By N.C. Aizenman,聽Monday, June聽11,聽12:11聽AM The nation’s largest health insurer will keep in place several key consumer provisions mandated by the聽2010 health-care law聽regardless of whether the statute survives Supreme Court review. Officials at UnitedHealthcare will announce Monday that whatever […]
On Monday, Dec. 16, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a bulletin outlining guidance to states on implementing Essential Health Benefits (EHBs). 聽As you may recall, the Affordable Care Act will require individuals to have insurance coverage by 2014.聽 Individuals and business may purchase health insurance in a state based “health […]
By Anna Edney Courtesy of Bloomberg News Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) — Two Chinese companies implicated in supplying contaminated ingredients three years ago to Baxter International Inc. for its blood thinner heparin are still supplying product to the U.S., Republican lawmakers said. Baxter recalled the blood thinner in 2008 amid reports of deaths and allergic reactions. […]
The聽Institute聽of Medicine (IOM) released its report of recommendations to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding what health benefits should 聽be provided by insurance plans under the Health reform law – the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 聽 The ACA requires states to set up an health insurance market place or exchange by […]
(CNN)聽— As a school nurse in Rochester, Michigan, Ronda Harrison has more than 15,000 students in 23 buildings under her care. She works out of the district’s administrative offices and spends her days giving PowerPoint presentations to educators and communicating with parents over the phone. “[It is] scary the fact that I’m responsible for so […]
In early August the President signed into law the Budget Control Act of 2011, which is reported to save approximately $917 billion over the next ten years and will raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion, therefore carrying the government through the end of 2011. The bill also establishes a new joint Congressional committee that […]
The last couple of weeks have been exceptionally busy, I have found myself very much in a New York State of Mind. Special Kudos to Bob Fox, CEO and President of the Mary Gooley Hemophilia Treatment Center (Rochester, NY). Bob also serves as the New York Council on Bleeding Disorders, Bob took the point in […]
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