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April 1, 2020
National

According to media reports, the administration has indicated it will not create a special enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, to allow uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1, 2020
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After years of harmful delays by the FDA, a federal judge last July set a May 12, 2020, deadline for e-cigarette manufacturers to apply to the FDA and demonstrate a public health benefit in order to keep their products on the market. This deadline also applied to

March 25, 2020
National

Today the U.S. Senate passed its third stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes critical provisions to help the nation’s nonprofits continue to serve the people who rely on their services such as beneficial tax, employment, and economic provisions, including tax incentives to encourage charitable contributions at this unprecedented time.

March 23, 2020
National

Nearly 200 leading nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, are calling on Congress to ensure there is robust relief for the nonprofit sector in stimulus packages under consideration.

March 20, 2020
National

atient groups representing millions of people with serious health conditions are urging a U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject a federal rule expanding the availability of short-term limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The Court is scheduled to hear arguments today. STLD plans are exempt from having to cover essential health benefits, like prescription drugs and hospitalization, and can deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.

March 17, 2020
National

Twenty-nine organizations representing millions of patients diagnosed with serious health conditions urge the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the U.S. House-approved coronavirus bill and take additional critical steps. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the organizations emphasize the importance of enacting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).

March 17, 2020
National

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By issuing a final rule requiring large, graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today has taken a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation’s battle against tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death.

March 9, 2020
National

Washington, D.C. – March 9, 2020 – Bipartisan legislation that would modernize the process for bringing molecular diagnostic tests to market was introduced in both chambers of Congress last week. The Verifying Accurate, Leading-Edge In Vitro Clinical Test Development (VALID) Act, authored by Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)

March 5, 2020
National

Washington, D.C., —Advocates, experts, and patients will gather for a briefing on Capitol Hill today to highlight progress made for patients since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. The law, passed 10 years ago March 23, has expanded access to health coverage to millions of Americans and put in