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Advocates Urge Transition COVID-19 Advisors to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions and Disabilities

November 30, 2020

The Society has supported two complementary sets of recommendations to the Biden-Harris COVID 19 Advisory Board urging specific measures to protect people with MS and other chronic or disabling conditions during and after the public health emergency.  Along with 31 other national voluntary health organizations, the Society recommend a range of policy measures needed to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage adequate to the needs of people with pre-existing conditions.  Additionally, we joined with leaders in the disability community in advocating other specific federal policies to protect the lives of people with disabilities during the pandemic.   

Click here to learn more about COVID-19 information and resources from the National MS Society. 

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.


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