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PHA Joins Health Care Advocates at White House

2022-09-15T07:01:03-04:00September 13th, 2022|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) joined health care advocates, lawmakers and others Tuesday on the White House lawn to celebrate the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act. PHA lobbied on behalf of the legislation, which will help people in the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community who receive Medicare benefits. It will also cap out-of-pocket costs and subsidize premium costs for those covered by marketplace insurance plans.

Help 11-Year-Old Baseball Player Strike Out PH

2022-09-08T15:06:50-04:00September 8th, 2022|

When Tyler Garigen was diagnosed with PH, he was only 4 years old. Thanks to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), he and his family found hope for the future. “I can’t imagine living with PH without all the help from PHA.,” he says. Tyler, the face of PHA’s 30th anniversary fall fundraising campaign, encourages the PH community to help PHA continue providing support, education and research.

Georgette Recognized a Rare Catch on the Volleyball Court. His Rare Diseases Spiked Later

2022-09-08T15:04:03-04:00September 8th, 2022|

“As Dean’s illness progresses, living each and every day is precious. We don’t take it for granted.” Georgette Bridger and her husband of 27 years, Dean, live in Suffolk, Virginia. Together they have four children and a dog Annabell. Dean was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1997 and pulmonary arterial hypertension in

Get to Know Our PHA Live Speaker on Open Enrollment

2022-08-31T11:23:35-04:00August 31st, 2022|

After an introductory session by Jaeger Spratt, Danielle Burkett will present three PHA Live webinars on open enrollment. Join us at 2 p.m. ET each Thursday in October, and get your insurance questions answered. Danielle is a certified medical assistant at Duke University Hospital’s Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, where she helps patients with insurance issues and financial assistance for medication.

Spread Awareness for September’s Associated Conditions

2022-09-28T13:12:54-04:00August 31st, 2022|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association joins the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Sickle Cell Disease Association of America in September in celebrating their awareness months. Learn more about the PH connection to pulmonary fibrosis and sickle cell disease, and spread awareness on social media with our sample posts and graphics.

Paid Research Study Seeks BREEZE (NCT03950739) Clinical Trial Participants

2022-09-01T07:35:54-04:00August 23rd, 2022|

Population: Adult patients with PAH who participated in the BREEZE clinical trial. Start Date: August 23, 2022 End Date: September 30, 2022 Phase: IV Institution: RTI Health Solutions, United Therapeutics International not-for-profit research organization, RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS), in partnership with United Therapeutics is conducting interviews to gather patient feedback