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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.
This legislation is chaired by Representative Marguerite Quinn, Chair of the Pennsylvania MS Caucus. The bill would standardize and streamline the prior or preauthorization process in Pennsylvania.
Assembly Bill 1952/ Senate Bill 1285: The “Out of network- Consumer Protection, Transparency Cost Containment and Accountability Act” would protect consumers against surprise out of network medical bills.
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.
The MS Caucus is a bi-partisan caucus with 20 members in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.
Assembly Bill 1933 / Senate Bill 1261: this legislation seeks to expand access to health care providers with accessible offices.
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.