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Friday, November 7, 2014

MS Activist Connector


Ask Congress to Fund MS Research from Pipeline to Approval

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.
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MS Carepartner Takes Charge in California

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!
Kevin Chapman testifies before the California Assembly

“Stop The Therapy Cap” Campaign

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, this November.
"Stop The Therapy Cap" Campaign

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