Dec 3 - National Call In Day
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Comment on the House ACA replacement plan
House leadership have laid out a series of policy proposals to replace the ACA. Urge your legislators to maintain strong protections for persons with chronic illnesses as they consider how to replace or repair the ACA
Save Essential Health Benefits
The House's attempt to repeal the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) would mean that insurers could re-instate annual and lifetime coverage limits. This would be disastrous for IBD patients. Call your Representative NOW and tell them to NOT to repeal EHBs.
Support IBD Medical Research Funding
Congress is starting the annual process of determining spending for fiscal year 2018, including funding for key medical research agencies that study IBD. Ask your legislators to support agencies that study IBD!
Request Funding for CDC's IBD Program!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has led an epidemiological study of IBD to understand IBD incidence, prevalence, demographics, and healthcare utilization. Since, 2006 CDC epidemiologists have been working in conjunction with CCFA.
Support the inclusion of IBD in the Department of Defense's Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program
Currently, Congress is considering providing funding for IBD research at the Department of Defense's Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program provides expanded research at the Department of Defense.
Protect stable access to coverage and care
As Congress considers repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), urge your legislators to protect the stability of the market by not repealing the ACA without simultaneously enacting a robust replacement that supports patients.
Welcome to Congress Letter
Welcome your representatives to Congress! This letter explains IBD to incoming members of Congress and outlines policy priorities that support access to care and medical research.
Support The Patients' Access to Treatments Act!
Ask your House Representative to co-sponsor The Patients' Access to Treatments Act which would limit patient co-pays for complex and expensive medications.