National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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Ask Congress to provide funding for MS research to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
People with MS must have access to the healthcare and medications they need to live their best lives.
The National MS Society and MS activists engage on the following issues at the state and federal level.
Ensure that regulatory agencies support MS research to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
People living with multiple sclerosis sometimes find it necessary for them to modify their homes to increase accessibility and improve safety. Modifying a home may also allow a person with MS to maintain a connection to a job, remain an active member of the community, or even to remain independent. However, these modifications can be prohibitively expensive. People with MS may benefit from financial relief through tax credits, grants or assistance programs.
Every person with multiple sclerosis needs access to a comprehensive network of healthcare providers to meet his or her unique healthcare needs.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services.
To ensure Medicare is able to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare for older Americans and people with disabilities, , including many living with MS.
People living with MS need access to high-quality, affordable long-term services and supports that meet their needs, and help them remain independent and avoid financial hardship.
Lack of public information on the price of healthcare services, the paperwork required to attain care, and insufficient notification of benefit changes contribute to the burden of living with MS.
Middle and low income families rely on spousal refusal to preserve their income to make ends meet.
In order for an insurance plan to make affordable care accessible, it must have a robust network of a variety of types of healthcare providers.
The New York MS Coalition Action Network supports efforts by New York State to enhance the availability of telehealth and telemedicine.
There are approximately 34,000 families impacted by multiple sclerosis in New York who experience challenges with accessibility, access to affordable health care, transportation, employment, among other issues.
To develop and maintain a database of voters with disabilities and also to build a coalition of organizations to further support and promote NYDVN’s mission.