The next step in advocating is getting to know the policy issues that affect the psoriatic disease community and the avenues for policy change.
Health care policy is created and regulated at every level of government. That’s why NPF works with both Congress and state legislatures, as well as federal and state agencies, to enact policies that improve access to care.
Know Your Representatives
Often, the first step is passing a bill through a legislative process. Once a bill becomes a law, there’s more work to be done to make sure the law is implemented in a patient-friendly way. Learn about the pathways for policy change and how our approach changes between the federal and state levels and differs between the legislative and regulatory processes.
Know the Issues
Whether reducing insurance barriers, lowering your out-of-pocket costs, or making sure you get the treatments you need, when you need them, our advocacy is focused on you. The following materials will give you a crash course on our policy priorities.
NPF’s work is driven by our access to care statement, which outlines policy changes that would improve our community’s ability to manage their disease.