Access to Care

Quiz: 5 myths about clinical trials. Or are they facts?

Clinical trials can provide free medical care. They can give you access to treatments before they hit the market. Clinical trials, also called studies, are also important for the future of psoriatic disease research. Getting free care plus advancing science – it’s a win-win. Take this quiz to learn how clinical trials work. 

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You’re invited to Advocacy Day in Saint Paul, Minnesota!

Here at the National Psoriasis Foundation, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Advocacy Day in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday, March 13. We hope you will join us!

What is an Advocacy Day? An Advocacy Day is hosted by an organization to allow its members to meet their state lawmakers. It’s your opportunity to advocate and explain why you support legislation relevant to you and your organization.

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Increasing access to treatment in Georgia

At the beginning of 2017, the National Psoriasis Foundation, in partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, targeted the state of Georgia for the introduction and passage of step therapy legislation. 

Searching far and wide for a specialist

For Vickie Wilkerson, finding a rheumatologist who would accept her Medicaid plan was like looking for a needle in a haystack. But she quickly landed an appointment within weeks of contacting the Patient Navigation Center.

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Knowledge is power over psoriasis

The Patient Navigation Center helps bring a newly diagnosed woman up to speed on her disease.

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Join us in Minnesota for our Fail First Lobby Day

Next month the Minnesota legislative session starts. Minnesotan lawmakers will be introducing legislation that will curb step therapy protocols. Under step therapy, a patient must fail first on one or more medicines chosen by their insurer before coverage is granted for the drug prescribed by that patient’s health care provider. In the psoriatic disease drug classes, step therapy is used approximately 50 percent of the time.

This is unacceptable.

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Why you should get involved with patient advocacy in the new year

As we celebrate the start of a new year, NPF’s State Advocacy and Government Relations team is preparing to kick off our state policy campaigns. We are searching for patients and health care providers who can help us with our ambitious agenda: to improve access to treatments through policy changes.

 

Join our grassroots movement for better health care

NPF's Advocacy team notched some impressive victories in 2017. Help us keep our winning streak going in 2018.

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Your guide to the 2017 special elections results

With the news cycle talking non-stop about the special elections, you might be asking yourself: What is a special election? Read about its significance and the implications it may have on the psoriatic disease community.

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The cost sharing reductions debate and the patient impact, part 2

The White House ends health insurance discounts. Will Congress find a compromise?

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