Navigation Links
Patient Advocates From All 50 States Gather in Nation's Capitol to Meet With Lawmakers and Urge Passage of Comprehensive Health Care Reform
Date:6/24/2009

PAF Hosts Representatives in Effort to Promote Healthcare Access for All

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients and representatives from the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) -- a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability relative to their diagnosis of life threatening or debilitating diseases -- are in Washington, D.C. this week for the organization's 10th Annual Patient Congress. The gathering is aimed at addressing the needs of patients suffering from life threatening or debilitating diseases.

PAF's two-day Patient Congress allows patients, caregivers, health care professionals and non-profit patient advocacy representatives to explore the healthcare system and participate in the legislative process by meeting with their leaders in Washington and advocating for patient-centric legislation. Participants will attend educational workshops and meet with Members of Congress to help advance the national dialogue and drive solutions on improving patient access to care.

"We are excited to be in Washington meeting with legislators and providing a voice for all patients," said Nancy Davenport-Ennis, CEO of PAF. "It is a sad fact that more than 93 percent of the patients we serve are insured and are still unable to access medical care. We are committed to creating programs and services that ensure no patient is turned away and that all people receive the quality care they need and deserve."

While meeting with legislators this year, Patient Congress participants will be asking their elected officials to improve access to health care services and eliminate barriers to health insurance coverage for all patients, particularly those suffering from the current economic crisis. Participants will encourage Members of Congress to enact comprehensive health care reform legislation this year that is universal, affordable, quality, fair & equitable, and portable.

PAF was founded on the principle that healthcare is a basic human need and shared social responsibility, and is dedicated to working collectively with the Obama Administration, Congress and all levels to government to overcome the challenges and create solutions that will allow for high-quality, affordable, and effective healthcare for all. PAF services are available to all patients, patient families and medical professionals and offer a variety of patient assistance programs including Co-Pay Relief and Colorectal CareLine, as well as insurance claims intervention, job retention services and debt crisis management.

Twenty-four members of the U.S. Senate and 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives will serve as Honorary Chairpersons of the 10th Annual Patient Congress. PAF is appreciative of their support and thankful for their work on behalf of America's vulnerable and frail patient population.

For more information about the 10th Annual Patient Congress, please visit www.pc.patientadvocate.org or call toll free (800) 532-5274.

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Patient Advocate Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Elizabeth Edwards to Deliver Keynote Address at Patient Advocate Foundations 10th Annual Patient Congress
2. Pulse Oximetry Entrenched as Standard-of-Care in Patient Monitoring, States Frost & Sullivan
3. Grow Back Eyelashes - Orange County Plastic Surgeon Now Helps Patients Grow Longer, Fuller Darker Eyelashes With FDA-Approved Prescription Lash Treatment, Latisse
4. OPTIFAST(R) Program Pleases Patients With Innovative, Tasty Full Meal Replacement Bars
5. Care management reduces depression and suicidal thoughts in older primary care patients
6. Unique Facility Designed for the Comfort of Hospice Patients and Their Families
7. Vivacare Patient Education Service Includes Medication Rebates and Brochures to Improve Medication Adherence
8. Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report
9. Patients Spent an Average of Four Hours and Three Minutes in U.S. Emergency Departments in 2008, According to Latest Press Ganey Report
10. Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results
11. Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... ... James Earl Jones is known for myriad roles on stage and screen, he has ... the forthcoming episodes examines mammogram techniques; a very important part of preventative medicine. , ... detection. Like any other disease, treatments have a much higher chance of success if ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2016 , ... ... without undergoing major cosmetic surgery can now take advantage of a cosmetic procedure ... advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that reduces the appearance of age spots, fine ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... Lori G. Cohen and Sara K. Thompson , shareholders ... American Conference Institute’s 21st Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference , taking place in ... , Cohen, who chairs the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... across the Dothan-Wiregrass Area in Alabama are expected to attend the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass ... will help provide scholarship funds for area students and operating support to UNCF-member ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... The annual time frame ... (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking ... prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during this period order for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 bioLytical Laboratories, ein Weltführer ... bei den Mitgliedern des Apothekenbundes von Kenia eingeführt. ... ... INSTI HIV Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016 Boston Scientific Corporation ... agreement to acquire certain manufacturing assets and capabilities of ... NVC) advanced biological tissue business, as well as a ... $75 million in cash. The Neovasc advanced biological tissue ... the Boston Scientific Lotus™ Valve System. * Upon ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 Lianluo Smart Limited (Nasdaq: ... which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... and international markets, recently attended the ... New Progress Forum, co-hosted by the Institute of ... , Guangdong Provincial People,s Hospital and Cardiology Department ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: