March marks the beginning of spring, but this year it also marks an ending: the health insurance marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) close for enrollment on March 31st.
Medicare Part D has helped thousands in the Evergreen state gain access to innovative new treatments over the last 10 years. A new op-ed written by BJ Cavnor, executive director of One in Four Chronic Health, urges policymakers to make sure Washingtonians continue to benefit from this successful program. Of course, Medicare Part D isn't just helping the residents of Washington. Part D enables people all across the country to live longer, healthier lives. As a result of Part D, 90% of American seniors have comprehensive prescription coverage that provides access the medications they need.
This Friday marks Rare Disease Day, a celebration of the over 300 million people--including 25 to 30 million Americans--who live with a rare disease. Rare Disease Day not only raises awareness about lesser-known illnesses; it also empowers patients, policymakers, and pharmaceutical companies to take action.