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Latest National Patient Advocate Foundation Stories

2013-09-30 12:27:16

New online tools will empower thousands of people touched by cancer as implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues. HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) announce the newest resource added to their suite of patient materials geared to help cancer patients as they interact with the new Health Insurance Marketplaces launching on October 1(st). In addition to an updated edition of A...

2013-09-20 16:23:59

NPAF Encourages Consumers to Download their User's Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces for Information on How to Access Insurance Products WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. News Health, and Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) participated in concurrent Twitter chats in English (#HealthPlans) and Spanish (#OurSalud) yesterday to answer consumer questions about the...

2013-09-06 12:24:21

$200 Co-Pay, Annual Increases Create Hidden Costs for Too Many, says NPAF Statistics Show When Co-Pays are Unaffordable, Patients Abandon Treatment SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the hardships certain to be faced by a population of California cancer patients on strained incomes, the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice for legislative reform at the state and federal...

2013-09-06 08:23:19

Larry Lanier to Help Direct Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization in Formulating Strategies to Inform and Influence Health Policy at State and Federal Levels; Jason Ranville to Lead Efforts in State Government Relations. WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to healthcare through public policy...

2013-08-23 12:21:19

HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), the nation's leading patient advocacy organizations, have collaborated with InsureUStoday.org and developed a comprehensive user's guide to help consumers access insurance products in the forthcoming Health Insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges. The release is in advance of open enrollment, to begin October 1, 2013, with plan...

2013-06-28 12:24:35

CEO of Patient Advocate Foundation Cites Increase in Patients Steered from Community-Based Settings to Hospitals Due to Inadequate Reimbursement WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Founder and CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis testified today before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the impact cuts to Medicare Part B drugs could have on patient access to critical community-based cancer care, as well as difficulty...

2013-05-16 20:22:45

NPAF Urges N.C. Senate to Protect Patients from High Out of Pocket Costs RALEIGH, N.C., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Patient Advocate Foundation acknowledges that the North Carolina House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would prohibit insurers who offer coverage for chemotherapy from charging patients higher out-of-pocket fees for newer, more expensive oral anti-cancer drugs than for IV formularies, many of which have more severe...

2013-05-08 12:29:50

Congressional Staff Discuss Legislative Proposals to Eliminate and Reduce the High Cost of Specialty Tiers WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) today convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the patient perspective on specialty tier prescription medicines and the barriers to their access for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases. The medicines are...

2013-04-23 16:24:42

RALEIGH, N.C., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Jen Johns, Associate Director of State Government Relations for the National Patient Advocate Foundation, testified in front of the North Carolina House and Human Services Committee in support of H 609, the North Carolina Cancer Treatment Fairness Act. The committee approved the legislation passed by unanimous vote. If enacted, it would eliminate the disparity in out-of-pocket cost to patients between oral chemotherapy and IV...

2013-04-16 12:27:14

Davenport-Ennis to Remain As Chairman of the Board of Directors and Focus on National Health Policy Initiatives and Strategic Direction WASHINGTON and HAMPTON, Va., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After founding and leading the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) and National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) for more than 17 years, Nancy Davenport-Ennis today announced her decision to step away from the day-to-day management position of Chief Executive Officer to focus on...