13th Annual Patient Congress, June 20-21, 2012
Patient Congress is a two-day symposium that strives to educate attendees on current healthcare legislation at the Federal level and provide them with a forum through which they can effect change through constituent visits with their Congressional member. All of the activities are designed to empower the attendees, allowing them to use their voice in an educated, informed way to effect change both legislatively and personally through treatment decisions.
PAF was excited to convene its 13th Annual Patient Congress in Washington, D.C. on June 20-21, 2012 at The Washington Court Hotel located at 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW. Attendees of the 13th Annual Patient Congress consisted of patients, caregivers, nurses, physicians, pharmaceutical representatives, insurance executives, advocacy group representatives and National Patient Advocate Foundation's Elite Presidential Council Members.* This year, we had a total of 96 attendees and of those attendees, 70 people attended hill visits. These attendees 39 states and completed 130 Hill visits that included 43 visits with members. Their visits included 66 with Democrats and 64 with Republicans. The key points that attendees brought to Capitol Hill were:
- Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) - Drug Shortages and Break Through Therapies
- Safeguarding the Patient Protection Provisions of Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
- Patients' Access to Treatment Act of 2012
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