Contact: Jakara Eason
November 29, 2021
Today, 36 leading health advocacy organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) underscoring the value to patients of Medicare’s 6 protected classes policy.
The letter was signed by leading health advocacy organizations, including the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, the Cancer Support Community, Epilepsy Foundation, HIV+Hepatits Policy Institute, the American Kidney Fund, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, The Kennedy Forum, and Mental Health America. The letter states,
“This policy has been a vital protection for patients and restricting access to these therapies would have major, life-threatening consequences for patients and increase the likelihood of costly hospitalizations and emergency room visits…”
The letter was sent in response to a request for information sent by Senate Finance Committee leadership on September 22, 2021.
For more information, or to download the letter in its entirety, please click here.
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