Letters on Other Policy Areas

Featured Letters

Below are some of our featured letters on other policy areas that highlight our recent work and victories.

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Principles for Telehealth Policy

NPF joins other patient groups to promote and define telehealth principles vital to improving access to care.

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Federal Value-Based Arrangements

NPF submits comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule to support value-based purchasing in Medicaid.

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State Standard Plans

NPF submits letter of support for Washington standard plan HB 1523 to House Health Care & Wellness Committee.

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Federal Health Care Discrimination

NPF joins 28 patient groups in opposing to rollback of discrimination protections.

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State Medicaid Work Requirements

NPF signs on in opposition of Medicaid work requirements bill SB 294 to Alabama Senate.

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State Pre-Existing Condition Protections

NPF submits coalition letter for pre-existing condition protections to Tennessee Governor Lee.

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Federal Letters on Other Policy Areas

2020

● 07/20/2020 - NPF Submits Comments in Response to the CMS Proposed Rule to Support Value-Based Purchasing in Medicaid

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● 07/10/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Letter in Support of Protections for Immunocompromised Individuals in COVID-19 Response

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● 06/29/2020 - NPF signs on in opposition of Medicaid work requirements bill SB 294 to Alabama Senate

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● 06/29/2020 - NPF Joins Coalition in Asking Congressoinal Leadership to Ensure Post COVID-19 Telehealth Reform is Patient Friendly

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● 06/15/2020 - NPF Joins 28 Patient Groups in Opposing to Rollback of Discrimination Protections

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● 06/04/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Provide a Strong Allocation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arthritis Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

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● 06/04/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Provide a Strong Allocation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Arthritis Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021

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● 05/26/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Asking Congress to Strengthen Medicaid Program in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

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● 05/14/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter in Response to CMS' Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Interim Final Rule

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● 04/14/2020 - NPF Joins Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership Outlining Legislative Actions for Affordable, Accessible Health Care During COVID-19

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● 04/13/2020 - NPF Submits Letter in Support of New Hampshire 1332 State Innovation Waiver for Reinsurance to Insurance Commissioner

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● 04/10/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to HHS in Support of Pennsylvania's 1332 Reinsurance Waiver

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● 03/23/2020 - NPF Joins in Celebrating the 10th Birthday of the Affordable Care Act

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● 03/09/2020 - NPF Joins Coalition in Opposing CMS Block Grant Policy

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● 03/06/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to HHS in Support of Georgia's 1332 Reinsurance Waiver

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● 01/17/2020 - NPF Joins Coalition in Requesting a Meeting with Sec. Azar Regarding Concern Over New Medicaid Policies

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2019

● 12/06/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter in Response to Utah's Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application

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● 11/21/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to HHS Expressing Concerns Re: Wellness Program Demonstration Bulletin

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● 10/11/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to HHS in Response to the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Demonstration Program

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● 09/27/19 - NPF Submits Comments in Response to CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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● 09/13/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to CMS in Response to the Methods for Assuring to Covered Medicaid Services - Rescission Proposed Rule

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● 09/13/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to CMS Opposing Utah's Section 1115 Demonstration Application

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● 08/13/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter in Response to HHS' Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Section 1557 of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act

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● 08/07/19 - NPF Submits Comments to Senate Committee on Appropriations on Supporting Psoriatic Disease Public Health Research

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● 08/07/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter in Support of New Mexico's Existing Centennial Care 2.0 Section 1115 Demonstration and Proposed Amendments

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● 08/02/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter in Support of Iowa's Section 1115 Demonstration Extension Application for Medicaid Expansion

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● 07/31/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to Senator Warner in Support of Efforts to Repeal 1332 State Relief and Empowerment Waivers Guidance

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● 07/10/19 - NPF Joins Coalition Letter Expressing Concerns Regarding South Carolina's 1115 Waiver Application

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● 06/07/19 - NPF Submits Letter in Support of H.R. 3030, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Extension Act

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● 05/15/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of H.R. 1010 Re: Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance

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● 05/15/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to Rep. Castor in Support of Expand Navigator’s Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act

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● 05/15/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of H.R. 987 Re: Open Enrollment Outreach

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  • 05/13/19 -NPF Submits Letter of Support for Connecticut Non-Medical Switching Bill HB 6096 to Joint Committee on Appropriations

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● 05/08/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of H.R 986, the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act

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● 05/08/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to Congress in Support of Protections for Preexisting Conditions

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● 05/06/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to CMS Expressing Concerns Regarding the Sale of Insurance Across State Lines

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● 04/12/19 - NPF Submits Letter to Senate Requesting Funding to Advance Public Health Initiatives

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● 04/08/19 - NPF Joins Coalition Statement to House Committee on Education and Labor Re: Short-Term, Limited Duration Health Plans

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● 04/08/19 - NPF Joins Coalition Letter to HHS in Response to the Proposed Rebate Rule

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● 03/29/19 - NPF Joins Coalition in Applauding Federal Court Decisions on Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky

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● 03/28/19 - NPF Submits Letter to House Requesting Funding to Advance Public Health Initiatives

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● 03/13/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Expressing Support for Funding the Psoriatic Disease Health Initiative

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● 03/01/19 - NPF Submits Letter to Senate in Response to Lowering Health Care Costs Request for Information

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● 01/18/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to HHS Opposing Oklahoma's 1115 Waiver Work Requirements

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● 01/04/19 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter to HHS Opposing Virginia's 1115 Waiver Work Requirements

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State Letters on Other Policy Areas

2020

● 08/12/20 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Supporting New Mexico's Proposed Rule to Regulate the Terms of Short-Term Plans

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● 08/12/20 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Supporting New Mexico's Proposed Rule Related to Excepted Benefits

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● 07/31/20 - NPF joins the Minnesota Patient Advocacy Coalition to Provide the Blue Ribbon Commission Guiding Principles to Improve Access to Health Care Services in Minnesota

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● 07/15/20 - NPF Comments on Telemedicine in Colorado MSB 20-05-21-A

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● 06/24/2020 - NPF Joins Coalition in Opposing Oklahoma's Medicaid Block Grant Proposal

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● 06/22/20 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for SB 20-212 Expanding Access to Telehealth

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● 06/12/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter in Support of New Hampshire 1332 Reinsurance Waiver

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● 05/18/2020 - NPF Adds Name to Coalition Letter Opposing Virginia SB 861 and SB 235/HB795

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● 03/25/2020 - NPF Submits Coalition Letter for Pre-Existing Condition Protections to Tennessee Governor Lee

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● 03/23/2020 - NPF Submits Coalition Letter for Pre-Existing Condition Protections to Alaska Governor Dunleavy

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● 03/23/2020 - NPF Submits Coalition Letter for Pre-Existing Condition Protections to Wyoming Governor Gordon

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● 03/10/2020 - NPF Submits Letter in Support of Colorado bill HB 20-1349 to House Health & Insurance Committee

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● 01/28/2020 - NPF Submits Letter in Support of New Mexico HB 100 to House Health & Human Services Committee

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● 01/22/2020 - NPF Submits Letter in Opposition to Kansas Bill HB 2053 to House Insurance Committee

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2019

● 12/03/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Opposition to Georgia's 1115 Medicaid Waiver for Georgia Pathways Program to Georgia Leadership

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● 12/03/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Opposition to Georgia 1332 Medicaid Waiver for Georgia Access Model to Georgia Leadership

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● 10/17/19 - NPF Signs on in Support of Washington Bill HB 1870 to Office of Insurance Commissioner

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● 09/11/19 - NPF Signs on in Support of Rulemaking on Standard Plans to Washington Health Benefit Exchange

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● 09/04/19 - NPF Submits Coalition Letter of Support for New York Non-Medical Switching Bill S.2849-A/A.2969 to Governor Cuomo

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● 06/17/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for Montana Reinsurance Program 1332 Medicaid Waiver to Department of Administration, Health & Benefits Division

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● 05/28/19 - NPF Signs on in Opposition of Louisiana SB 173

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● 05/21/19 - NPF Signs on in Support of Rx Discount Coupons to Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

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● 05/17/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for Oregon Copay Accumulator Bill HB 2185 to Senate Committee on Healthcare

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● 05/09/19 - NPF Signs on in Opposition of Medicaid Work Requirements Bill SB 294 to Alabama Senate

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● 05/06/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for Alabama PBM Gag Clause Bill SB 73 to Senate Committee on Healthcare

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● 04/19/19 - NPF Signs on in Opposition to Tennessee Medicaid Block Grant HB 1280/SB 1428 for Governor Lee

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● 03/04/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Opposition for Health Plans Without Coverage for Pre-Exisiting Conditions to Virginia Governor Northam

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● 02/11/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for Wyoming Reinsurance Bill HB 85 to Senate Labor, Health & Social Services

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● 02/08/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for Medicaid Patient Advisory Council to Mississippi Division of Medicaid

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● 01/29/19 - NPF Submits Letter of Support for Washington Standard Plan HB 1523 to House Health Care & Wellness Committee

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● 01/29/19 - NPF Signs on in Opposition to Virginia HB 1661 to House Commerce and Labor Committee

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Utilization Management

Prior authorization and step therapy are designed to manage costs but can stand between patients and the care they need. NPF advocacy works to make these processes more transparent and patient friendly.

Letters on Utilization Management
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Out-of-Pocket Costs

High out-of-pocket costs are all too often a barrier to care. NPF supports policies to lower out-of-pocket costs for our community.

Letters on Out-of-Pocket Costs

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