Healthcare decisions are intensely personal, and everyone deserves the right to make their own healthcare decisions and from what type of healthcare coverage they purchase to what medications they take. Health reform that works must be focused on expanding choices including allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, to opt for an alternative to traditional health insurance, and to allow individual patients to access promising medications.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: STATE LAWMAKERS TO GREEN-LIGHT BILL THURSDAY GIVING DYING PATIENTS ACCESS TO EXPERIMENTAL DRUGSPosted on February 18, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Arizona legislators are poised to green-light legislation in committee Thursday that would pave the way for terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs not yet cleared for market. Known as the "Right to Try" Act, similar bills are currently being considered by lawmakers in Colorado, Louisiana and Missouri, and legislators in California and Massachusetts have expressed interest.
Everyone Deserves the Right to Try: Empowering the Terminally Ill to Take Control of their TreatmentPosted on February 11, 2014 | Type: Report | Author: Christina Corieri
For patients suffering from terminal illnesses, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the arbiter of life and death. These patients, suffering from diseases ranging from ALS to Zellweger Syndrome, face little chance of recovery. For patients like Kianna, investigational medicines provide a glimmer of hope. The FDA, however, often stands between the patients and the treatments that may alleviate their symptoms or provide a cure. To access these treatments, patients must either go through a lengthy FDA exemption process or wait for the treatments to receive FDA approval, which can take a decade or more and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Sadly, over half a million cancer patients and thousands of patients with other terminal illnesses die each year as the bureaucratic wheels at the FDA slowly turn.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATE LAWMAKERS IN SEVERAL STATES CRACKING DOWN ON CRIMINAL OBAMACARE NAVIGATORSPosted on February 05, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Amidst reports that currently employed Obamacare navigators in multiple states (including California and New Mexico) have criminal rap sheets, lawmakers elsewhere have taken steps to crack down on would-be criminals working as navigators in their states. While the federal government and other implementers of Obamacare have shown no qualms about allowing convicted criminals to handle Americans’ private and sensitive information as navigators in both state and federal exchanges, state lawmakers in Virginia, Colorado and Arizona have responded contrastingly: Enough is enough.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STATES STRIKE BACK AS FEDERAL HEALTH CARE LAW ALLOWS CONVICTED FELONS TO WORK AS OBAMACARE “NAVIGATORS”Posted on January 16, 2014 | Type: Press Release
State lawmakers in several states working to require navigator background checks
Arizona governor's Medicaid plan heads to courtPosted on December 13, 2013 | Type: In the News
Six months after she pushed an expansion of the state's Medicaid health insurance plan through Arizona's Legislature, Gov. Jan Brewer's effort to extend coverage to 300,000 additional residents faces a crucial test Friday.