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Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill on May 3 to Spotlight Patient Access to Safe, Affordable Treatments
Allergy & Asthma Network hosts its 25th annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill on May 3-4. The event is held both in person and virtually.
What You Can Do About Climate Change And Air Pollution
Learn ways people with allergies and asthma can do to manage the impact of climate change and poor air quality, and how to advocate for improvements.
Ask the Allergist: Stock Albuterol and Stock Epinephrine In Schools
Access to life-saving asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors in schools saves lives – and it is simple and smart, says Andrea Pappalardo, MD.
New Federal Spending Law Supports Asthma and Allergy Programs
Allergy & Asthma Network celebrated several advocacy successes at the end of 2022. The...
Eczema Patients Share Health, Quality of Life Challenges with FDA
“More Than Skin Deep” initiative seeks to collect and share patient experiences to inform the drug development process and lead to better treatments.
Medicare Part D 2023 Open Enrollment Period
You can review your coverage under Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) and make changes that best suit your healthcare needs.
Allergy & Asthma Network Applauds Insurer’s $0 Cost Share for Albuterol and Epinephrine
UnitedHealthcare will provide albuterol and epinephrine – essential medications for people with asthma and severe allergies – at $0 out-of-pocket costs.
How the Inflation Reduction Act Helps People with Asthma
The Inflation Reduction Act includes funding for reducing air pollution, improving air quality and reducing costs of prescription drugs.
Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2022: Urging Congress to Expand Access to Care, Better Support Patients
Join us virtually for our 25th annual advocacy day to connect with Congress and support patients with asthma, allergies, COVID-19 and related conditions.
Elijah’s Law to Protect Food Allergy Kids Expanded
Elijah’s Law is legislation that implements food allergy and anaphylaxis education, policies and...
Congress Increases Funding for Asthma and Allergy Programs In 2022 Budget
Allergy & Asthma Network applauds Congress and the President for passing budget increases for asthma and allergy programs.
Allergy & Asthma Network works to help Americans with asthma, allergies and related conditions at the federal, state and local level. Making sure the patient’s voice is heard in legislation and policy issues is an important part of the Network’s advocacy work. Advocates play a crucial role in raising awareness, educating policymakers and the general public, removing barriers to care and making issues widely known to make medical care and treatment more accessible and effective. One key advocacy initiative is to ensure people living with asthma disparities have equal access to high-quality and affordable care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new healthcare issues to the forefront, such as H.R. 7647, the “Preserving Patient Savings on Drug Costs Act.” This legislation delays increasing medication costs for a year after the pandemic ends, putting a cap on out-of-pocket costs, and allow drug-sharing coupons to count towards deductibles. It highlights the importance of all patients to get the medicine they need during the COVID-19 health crisis.