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23 Oct, 2014, 09:00 ET Experts at Cancer Innovation Forum Call for Improving Cancer Research Ecosystem

At a time when cancer drug development is at a critical juncture, accelerating the delivery of promising new treatments will depend on one critical...


30 May, 2014, 00:01 ET Agenda-Setting Plan Issued to Accelerate Cancer Research, Biomedical Discovery

 With mounting evidence that cancer research and biomedical discovery are slowing even as a 45 percent increase in cancer cases is projected by...


24 Sep, 2013, 14:35 ET La National Patient Advocate Foundation formó parte del panel de expertos con U.S. News Health, funcionarios del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, y LATISM en una charla bilingüe de Twitter sobre los mercados de seguros médicos de la ACA

La National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos (HHS), U.S. News Health, y...


20 Sep, 2013, 13:52 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Served as Panel Expert with US News, Health & Human Services Officials and LATISM in Bi-Lingual Twitter Chat on the ACA Health Insurance Marketplaces

NPAF Encourages Consumers to Download their User's Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces for Information on How to Access Insurance...


06 Sep, 2013, 11:41 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Cautions California Lawmakers and Governor: Amendments to Oral Cancer Bill Significantly Increase Cost of Treatment, Will Detrimentally Impact Vulnerable Segment of Patient Population

$200 Co-Pay, Annual Increases Create Hidden Costs for Too Many, says NPAF Statistics Show When Co-Pays are Unaffordable, Patients Abandon...


06 Sep, 2013, 09:05 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Chief of Staff Assumes New Role as President; State Government Relations Executive Joins Team

Larry Lanier to Help Direct Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization in Formulating Strategies to Inform and Influence Health...


28 Jun, 2013, 12:28 ET Nation's Leading Patient Advocate Organization Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Access Barriers for Medicare Beneficiaries with Cancer

National Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Founder and CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis testified today before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee...


16 May, 2013, 17:29 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Responds to N.C. State House Approval of Flawed Cancer Treatment Fairness Bill

 Today, the National Patient Advocate Foundation acknowledges that the North Carolina House of Representatives recently approved a bill that...


08 May, 2013, 13:00 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation's Annual Capitol Hill Briefing Focuses on Patient Access Barriers to Life-Saving Medicines Placed on Specialty Tiers by Commercial Insurance Plans and Medicare

The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) today convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the patient perspective on specialty tier...


23 Apr, 2013, 14:48 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Advocates for NC Cancer Treatment Fairness Act

 Today Jen Johns, Associate Director of State Government Relations for the National Patient Advocate Foundation, testified in front of the...


27 Mar, 2013, 10:34 ET Head of Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Addresses Personalized Medicine and E-Health at BIOVISION Global Conference

- International Decision-Makers Gather to Discuss Healthcare Advances and the Benefit to Society-  Nancy Davenport-Ennis, founder and...


13 Feb, 2013, 09:09 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Supports 340B Drug Discount Program Review Identifying Risks to Underinsured Patients

By Nancy Davenport-Ennis, CEO, National Patient Advocate Foundation. "As part of our mission to serve as the patient voice in improving...


07 Feb, 2013, 11:51 ET Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Releases 2013 Policy Priorities

National Patient Advocate Foundation and Its Policy Board, Other Leading Experts Identify Areas of Concern for Patient Access to Care The...


14 Nov, 2012, 11:31 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Urges Ohio Legislature to Support Oral Chemotherapy Legislation

- SB194 cited as policy solution designed to improve patient access to life-saving cancer treatments, improve patient quality of life -...


13 Nov, 2012, 17:36 ET Nationally Renowned Experts and Health Policy Leaders Join National Patient Advocate Foundation's Executive Board of Directors

Five new members bring public and private sector expertise to group's nationwide legislative and regulatory reform activities A former...


27 Jul, 2012, 11:01 ET Regulatory Education and Action for Patients (REAP) Policy Forum Addresses Leading Challenges in 2013 Poised to Impact Patients' Access to Health Care

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Address Topics Related to Supreme Court Ruling on Health Reform, Budget Sequestration, the Patient's Role...


28 Jun, 2012, 11:52 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Commends Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Health Reform Law and Key Patient Coverage Provisions

Law's Elimination of Pre-Existing Conditions as an Insurance Barrier, Removal of Annual and Lifetime Caps on Coverage, and Limit on Out-of-Pocket...


01 May, 2012, 15:17 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Praises Signing of the Delaware Cancer Treatment Access Act into Law

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Commends Rep. Deborah Hudson and Delaware Legislature for Passing Law to Improve Delaware...


30 Apr, 2012, 11:57 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Praises Signing of Virginia Oral Chemotherapy Coverage Parity Legislation into Law

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Commends Virginia Legislature, Governor McDonnell for Enacting Law to Improve Virginia Patients'...


24 Apr, 2012, 12:00 ET Capitol Hill Briefing from Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organizations Calls Attention to Impact of U.S. Drug Shortage Crisis on Patients' Ability to Receive Life Saving Treatment

Congressional Staff Point to Legislative Reform Options to Combat Increasing Shortage The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF),...


14 Mar, 2012, 17:43 ET National Patient Advocate Foundation Joins White House Affordable Care Act Briefing

NPAF Founder and CEO Nancy Davenport-Ennis Attends White House Planning Session for Raising Awareness of ACA's Consumer-Focused Offerings and...


17 Feb, 2012, 11:09 ET Virginia's Leading Patient Advocate Group Praises State House and Senate for Supporting Equality in Coverage for Oral Chemotherapy Drugs

National Patient Advocate Foundation Commends House and Senate Lawmakers for Passing SB 450, HB 1273 to Improve Virginia Patients' Access to...


06 Feb, 2012, 09:23 ET Maryland's Cancer Care Community, Patient Advocates Urge State Legislature to Create Parity in Coverage for Preferred Cancer Drugs

Advocates Encourage Passage of the Kathleen A. Mathias Chemotherapy Parity Act to Provide Equality in Coverage for Orally Administered Chemotherapy...


02 Nov, 2011, 14:06 ET Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Urges Congress to Preserve Integrity of Medicare Part D Program

  National Patient Advocate Foundation Joins 200 Patient, Labor and Business Organizations in Opposing Medicaid-Style Rebates that Would...


07 Apr, 2011, 09:32 ET National Policy and Reimbursement Specialist, Former Government Healthcare Appointee Joins National Patient Advocate Foundation as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs

Health, Payment Policy Expert to Help Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Respond to Legislative and Regulatory Issues Impacting...