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. There is currently no cure for MS. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to mobility challenges, blindness and paralysis. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society, founded in 1946, funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, and provides programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Connect to learn more and get involved: nationalMSsociety.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or 1-800-344-4867.