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Congress will soon return to Washington, D.C.,
to tackle outstanding issues before the end of the year – including the
federal budget. The long-term funding of agencies and programs important to
MS research and developing new treatments remains uncertain. This includes
the National Institutes of Health, the MS Congressionally Directed Medical
Research Program, and the Food and Drug Administration. Ask Congress to invest
in medical research and progress in 2015.
November is National Family Caregivers Month!
Kevin Chapman’s wife, Rachel, was diagnosed with MS in 2004, and – while
the uncertainty of MS brings many changes – their strong partnership helps
them adjust to whatever the future holds. In September, Kevin testified
before the California Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care where
he asked lawmakers to identify new solutions for caregivers of all ages and
income levels. Watch below for highlights!
Roughly 25% of people with MS in the U.S.
could be affected by Medicare’s annual cap on rehabilitative services. This
is why The National MS Society has joined the “Stop the Therapy Cap”
campaign to repeal Medicare caps that prevent people from accessing
services including occupational and physical therapy, and speech-language
pathology. An ad will be placed in a congressional newspaper, Roll Call,
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