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Advocate for Change

We are MS activists on the frontline, moving together and speaking with one clear voice to advance federal, state and community policies and programs that benefit people with MS and their families. Become an MS activist today.

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Current Priority Issues

MS Treatments: Pipeline to Approval

Ensure continued funding for MS research and approval of MS therapies and devices.

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Complex Rehab Technology

Protect access to customized products that help people with disabilities remain independent.

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Transparency of Coverage and Cost

Make sure consumers have the information they need to make good healthcare decisions.

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State Partnerships

Develop relationships with state agencies to raise awareness about MS and our community’s needs.

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The National Capital Chapter represents more than 6,500 people living with MS in Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C. For more information about the MS advocacy efforts at the National Capital Chapter, please contact AdvocacyDC@nmss.org

Healthcare Reform Update

For more information about the Affordable Care Act, visit healthcare.gov. The site has a 24/7 online chat feature and a 1-800 number (1-800-318-2596) that can connect you to customer service representatives.
 
Maryland Residents: The Maryland Health Connection is marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses in Maryland can find health care coverage that meets their needs and fits their budgets. For more information about the Maryland Health Connection and to sign up for updates, visit marylandhealthconnection.gov.
 
D.C. Residents: The District's Health Benefit Exchange, established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), enables individuals and small employers to find affordable and easier-to-understand health insurance. Learn more about it at the DC Health Link.
 
Virginia Residents: Virginia residents use the Federal Marketplace - learn more at healthcare.gov.
 
 

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