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PAN joins letter to Senate in support of HELP Copays Act

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  • May 18, 2023

    The PAN Foundation was one of 84 organizations—all members of the All Copays Count Coalition (ACCC)—that sent a letter to thank key Senate members who introduced the Help Ensure Lower Patient (HELP) Copays Act. If passed, this legislation would ensure that all cost-sharing payments made by or on behalf of patients apply toward their annual out-of-pocket maximum. PAN and the ACCC are committed to working with members of Congress to see the HELP Copays Act become law.

  • April 21, 2023

    The PAN Foundation was one of 151 organizations that joined a letter to House and Senate appropriations committees, asking for support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) social determinants of health (SDOH) program in the 2024 budget. The SDOH program, which falls under the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will help ensure that public health departments, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations address social, economic, and holistic needs in their communities.

  • April 13, 2023

    PAN was one of 52 patient groups who sent a letter to the Justice Department, applauding its request to stay a ruling in the Braidwood v. Becerra case that would have ended free coverage of preventative services and medications for those with private health insurance, and as a result would have reduced access to lifesaving care. By requesting a stay on the ruling, the Justice Department seeks to stop enforcement of the March 30 ruling from the U.S. district court in the Northern District of Texas. The Affordable Care Act currently requires no cost-sharing for many preventative services that are recommended by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, including screenings for lung cancer and cardiovascular disease, counseling for individuals who are pregnant, medications to prevent HIV, and more. The Braidwood v. Becerra case has challenged the legality of the Affordable Care Act’s preventative services coverage.

  • April 13, 2023

    The PAN Foundation joined a letter asking Congress to support the Telehealth Resource Centers program in the Fiscal Year 2024 Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Act. There has been an 800 percent increase in telehealth demand since the COVID-19 pandemic, and this letter asks for adequate support to meet that growing demand and ensure continuity of care.