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The National MS Society and MS activists advocate at the federal, state and local levels for increased MS research, access to quality care, disability rights, long-term services and supports and awareness and organizational support.

Position Papers

Support SB 280 (Jackson) that provides home modification supports for people with disabilities and seniors at risk of falling

Support SB 175 (Pan) and AB 414 (Bonta) which would enforce a state-level penalty for not maintaining health insurance

Support SB 65 (Pan) to ensure more Californians have access to affordable health insurance coverage through Covered California.

AB 1611 will protect patients from surprise emergency room bills from out-of-network hospitals. This bill will ensure that patients only owe the same copay or deductible they would pay for in-network emergency care.

Non-medical switching occurs when an insurance or health care plan mandates a change to medication that the patient is already taking for financial rather than medical reasons.


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