What if many people with cystic fibrosis lost the ability to go to their care center? What if they could no longer afford their treatments? We need your help to make sure that the thousands of people with CF who rely on Medicaid never have to answer these questions.
Twelve members of Congress could limit the ability of many in the Medicaid program to access their care. Your voice can help ensure that doesn’t happen.
This summer, Congress created a new deficit reduction “supercommittee.” Its 12 members were given broad powers to change the Medicaid program.
Medicaid provides health coverage for children and adults with CF who cannot afford other types of insurance. It is often the last resort to make sure they are able go to a CF care center, see a doctor with expertise in CF and afford their inhaled antibiotics, nebulizers, enzymes and other treatments.
Supercommittee members need to cut the country’s budget deficit, but it’s up to us to make sure they protect access to the specialized care people with CF need to stay healthy.
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Friday, October 21, 2011
A message from the Public Policy Department of the CFF