NOF Response to S. 1688 Bill »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), which recently led a letter to Congress signed by over 300 health advocacy groups opposing harmful government interference in the Medicare Part D program, today issued the following statement in response to S. 1688: “It is discouraging that, despite direct opposition from over 300 health advocates, members of Congress have… Read more »

NOF Statement on Democratic Economic Proposal »

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Washington, DC (July 26, 2017) – The following statement addresses the recent Democratic Economic Proposal and can be attributed to Amy Porter, Executive Director & CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation: “We are deeply concerned that legislators continue to propose harmful changes to the essential Medicare Part D program despite clear evidence that the program… Read more »

Osteoporosis Care is Under Siege: How You Can Help »

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Fractures related to osteoporosis threaten the health and independence of older Americans. And fractures are common: more than 2 million fractures happen each year due to osteoporosis. The statistics are staggering and unnecessary. A DXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) bone density test is a non-invasive, simple, yet top-quality test for screening and diagnosing patients that may… Read more »

The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Drug Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay »

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Washington, DC (June 13, 2017) – The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), today issued the following statement in response to the Senate HELP hearing “The Cost of Prescription Drugs: How the Drug Delivery System Affects What Patients Pay” “During today’s hearing, several Senators raised the idea of allowing for the government to set prices in the… Read more »

Protect Patient Access to Medication »

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Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express opposition to proposals that would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to interfere in private negotiations in the Medicare Part D program. We are concerned that such proposals could undermine Part D’s competitive structure and restrict access for millions of… Read more »

Medicare Part D Works and Congress Must Ensure Non-Interference Provision Remains In Place »

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) urges Members of Congress to oppose any amendment to repeal the non-interference provision of the Medicare Part D law. Senior citizens and people with disabilities have access to important, needed medications thanks to Medicare Part D. Part D provides this access and affordability for Medicare participants thanks to its competitive,… Read more »