Congress is rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a plan in place to ensure Americans will continue to have access to the insurance they need to stay healthy. Learn how to take action.
Access to proper health care coverage is essential and life-saving for people with asthma and allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has joined other patient groups to make up the I Am Essential coalition to advocate against changes that could threaten health care coverage for those we serve. This press release outlines the coalition's concerns about these proposed changes.
Manufacturing and insurance issues have made it hard for many members of our community to fill their prescriptions for epinephrine auto-injectors in recent months. But the drug epinephrine itself is not in short supply. This has become a serious concern for families of children with life-threatening food allergies. When families who manage food allergies are in fear for their children's lives because they can't get the medicine they need, our system is broken.
On behalf of the more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies – many of whom depend on life-saving medications – the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) thanks President Trump for including pre-existing conditions and affordable health care in his State of the Union address.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA includes protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Their goal is to vote on the repeal before Sept. 30, 2017.
This bill, commonly called the Graham-Cassidy bill, could cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance. If passed, health insurance could become unaffordable for people with chronic conditions and low incomes.
Patients should have access to new, life-saving and life-enhancing treatments for asthma and allergies. We are proud to announce: AAFA’s CEO, Dr. Cary Sennett, will be advocating on your behalf to state insurance commissioners. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is the professional association for the regulators within each U.S. state and territory who establish and monitor the standards for healthcare insurance programs. They chose Dr. Sennett to represent the...
The Trump Administration released a final rule expanding the scope and applicability of association health plans (AHPs). The Department of Labor’s rule implements President Trump’s October 2017 executive order which directed agencies to change existing regulations to provide consumers with more options for health care coverage.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) hosted a webinar on Thursday, March 30, 2017, about Health Insurance 101 for People with Asthma and Allergies. Watch video on YouTube Our guest speaker was Prue Fitzpatrick, MPH, a member of the Board of Directors for AAFA. She has a background in health care policy, having been involved with recent health reform policy development and implementation, as well as experience working within the insurance industry. Ms. Fitzpatrick discussed:...
This is the time of year when you start hearing a lot about health insurance enrollment for 2017. Here is a review of what you need to know in order to buy a plan, whether you are buying insurance for the first time or switching plans.
If you have asthma or allergies, it is important to have health insurance. Medicine, lab tests, lung function tests and visits to see a specialist all add up. What do you need to know about your insurance options during open enrollment this year?
If you have asthma or allergies, it is important to have health insurance. Medicines, lab tests, lung function tests and visits to see a specialist all add up. What do you need to know about your insurance options during open enrollment this year?
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is sharing tips about asthma and allergies on cable television! Watch our first tip April 13 on Access Health airing on Lifetime Television®. We'll share dangers that can trigger an asthma attack . The show airs at 7:30 am ET/PT. This tip will be rebroadcast on April 20. Stay tuned for other tip topics, dates and previews! See the first preview here or watch the video below:
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) supports a five-year re-authorization of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without offsetting cuts (pay-fors) to other programs that benefit children. CHIP is a bipartisan success story that should be celebrated. The program was created in 1997 and has been championed by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle since its beginning.
Health care reform has been a big topic in the news for a while now. With so much news on the topic, it can get confusing, especially during the federal Health Insurance Marketplace’s (Healthcare.gov) open enrollment.
Here are some things to know about health care for 2019.
Health care reform has been a big topic in the news during the past few months. With so much news on the topic, it can get confusing, especially during the federal Health Insurance Marketplace’s open enrollment.
Here are some things to know about health care for 2018.
Millions of uninsured Americans can get FREE bronze plans for 2019. If you or someone you love is uninsured: https://www.healthinsurance.or...ubsidies/#freebronze Open enrollment ends in most states THIS SATURDAY, although a few states have extended deadlines: https://www.healthinsurance.or...n-enrollment-period/ So if you haven't looked at your insurance options lately, now is the time to check and see if you're among the people who can get free coverage.
Patients were heard! The Graham-Cassidy bill is defeated. Pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps and other protections for patients are protected. Thank you to all of our advocates for sharing your stories and taking action. We hope the next step to improving our health care system puts patients’ needs front and center and that our leadership listens and fixes the items that are still barriers to care.
So, if I fill out the form you send in a request to keep the AFA for me, with my information? No way! I didn't know the AAFA was a liberal site. I thought you were a neutral non-profit. I know more working people now without insurance because of the AFA. I now pay $1323.00 a month in premiums for a family of three. I used to pay half that. I personally hope and pray we find a better plan than the AFA. It's driving costs up and insurance companies out of business. The first year the US HAD...
If you receive health insurance through your job, be sure to tell your employer now how important affordable, non-discriminatory health care is to you and your family! Many employers are shopping around for plans now before open enrollment begins in late fall.
I know exactly how it feels to say and feel “I can’t breathe”. How people would do nothing to help. Do everything to cover it up. Because Doctors under my care did so on purpose to me. Soon my living heck will be over. No more covering it up. No more mental abuse. No more physical abuse. Because as a Doctor said “no one cares about you”.
Teva Respiratory, LLC., a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the launch of ProAir® Digihaler® (albuterol sulfate 117 mcg) Inhalation Powder, the first and only digital rescue inhaler indicated in patients four years or older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm who have reversible obstructive airway disease, and for prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB).
I've been using a sensor put out by Propeller that does nearly the same thing and have really enjoyed it. I get a report each month showing my usage. The only thing it doesn't offer is the comparison of my inhaler technique.
I offered to email it to my dr or nurse but they aren't interested. However, it helps me out because I can see how often I use my inhaler. Their app also lets me put in my other asthma meds that can't use the sensor and track those as well. I take Symbicort 2x a day and have set reminders as I was bad at remembering to use it and now, I use it 12 out of 14 times a week (those missed are usually on the weekends when I tend to sleep in and don't think about it).
Even though COVID-19 will change how schools operate for the 2020-2021 school year, children with asthma and allergies need to have a school health care plan in place if they are returning to in-person learning. Physical distancing, extra hand-washing , face masks and coverings , and other school policies may impact your child’s care plan. What Is a School Health Care Plan? A school health care plan is a document (or set of documents) that outlines your child’s medical condition and how it...
Its ridiculous that MD do have no protection for our childern. My daugther has asthma bad especially in September this year it was the 1st day. Plus yes our school systems is so not right. They failed my baby 2 two but over turned the last one. Then last year ask if she wants to go in her correct grade in October no this should of been offered before school started. Crazy no implenations or help.
Hello Godmyfour. Welcome to these community discussions where very difficult questions can be asked and where smart and compassionate people share their best answers. My own children are past school but I can imagine how hard it is for you to send yours to school with so much uncertainty. I guess for me the first thing to know is what IS the COVID plan at my school? Is it the best available? What are school staff doing at your children's school? Are you satisfied you know how to play your...
Update – July 20, 2020 We have updated this blog post to reflect which states have ended or extended their open enrollment periods. With the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) , many uninsured people are concerned about medical costs if they get sick. Several states have opened up their health care exchanges for a special open enrollment period. Some states are also giving people who’ve lost their jobs the chance to enroll. If you need insurance, you can enroll in the following states:...
I get allergy shots to help prevent my asthma from triggering . But my allergy/asthma Dr is closed right now . So how do I get my shot On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 1:54 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Americans enrolled in Medicaid have far better access to health care and preventive services than those without coverage, according to new research released today by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The in-depth study adds to the clear and consistent evidence that having health insurance coverage in general, and Medicaid specifically, provides significant value and protection for Americans.
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