Advocate

PHA’s Advocacy Action Center provides the tools you need to educate your elected officials about pulmonary hypertension. Check back throughout the year to make your voice heard on legislation and regulation that impacts the PH community.

Advocacy August

During August, Members of Congress leave Washington D.C. and focus on meeting with constituents in their home states. This year, many of those “meetings” will take place by phone, but they are still critically important. Planned phone calls with congressional staff allow you to educate Members of Congress about the importance of extending insurance coverage of telehealth and other topics important to the PH community.

PHA is Here to Help!

Request an August call with your congressional offices now. PHA is here to help with:

  • Scheduling your call
  • Planning what you want to say
  • Answering questions and following up

Use this form to contact PHA and get started!

Ask Your Senators to Support Copay Assistance

More health insurance plans are forcing people with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to pay twice for their medication. The plans require them to pay their full deductibles out of pocket while also using copay assistance. Some plans refuse to accept non-profit assistance grants to force people with expensive medications off the plan.
In the next few weeks, Congress will have an opportunity to stop these unfair policies at least through 2021 by including an Emergency Access to Marketplace Insurance provision in the next COVID-19 legislation. Ask your senators to support the provision — an important first step toward banning these burdensome, expensive practices.

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“For me, it was important to remember that our Members of Congress are people just like us.  When you meet with them, all you have to do is speak clearly and honestly and be prepared with PHA information. Also, having other PHers with you makes it all so much easier.”

Diane Ramirez, PHA Advocate

“I am so happy that I had the opportunity to share about my sister’s situation. I want to do it again.”

Jane Armstead, PHA Advocate

“Being active in advocacy gives me another way to fight PH besides the physical fight. We all have the right to be heard by our elected representatives, so there’s nothing to fear… just do it!”

Perry Mamigonian, PHA Advocate

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