Stroke Research Threatened Again
now, Congress is once again debating the future of our nation’s investment in
medical research activities, including stroke-related research. And once again,
funding for these activities is being threatened. The stroke community must
raise its voice—now. Every member of Congress needs to hear that reducing our
nation’s capacity to discover the next major stroke treatment is not acceptable
to stroke survivors, caregivers, family members or the healthcare professionals
who care for them. You can join us in sending this important message to your
representatives in Congress. Take
action today and on Sept. 18. Read more about how you can help.
Your elected officials make laws that impact all
aspects of stroke diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The more they know
about the needs and challenges of the stroke community, the more they’ll be
able to help change policies to support us. You can help make their decisions
us show you how. Read more.
Health Insurance Marketplaces Open on Oct. 1
Health Insurance Marketplaces (also known as exchanges) created by the
Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) will open for enrollment on Oct. 1.
The opening of the exchanges means that new health insurance options may be
available to you. Read
Stroke Support Group Programs-in-a-box
Stroke Association’s programs-in-a-box are designed for use by stroke support
groups. Currently we have two programs available, one on Afib and the other on
the tools and information included in these programs and find out how you can
order these materials for your stroke support group today.
Making a Difference in Your State
Stroke Advocacy Network’s State
Advocacy Action Center helps the stroke community share its experiences,
challenges and needs with legislators in statehouses across the country.
Sharing this information helps lawmakers have a better understanding of how
changes in public policies impact the stroke community. So far in 2013, the 9,800 members of the Stroke Advocacy Network have
taken action on 97 stroke-related bills and resolutions in 33 states and the
District of Columbia. Thank you for being the voice of the stroke community
in your state and making your voice heard so far in 2013! Read more about how we’ve made a
difference in your state.
Have You Been Impacted By Medicare Therapy Caps?
Have you experienced problems this year getting therapy services covered
by Medicare? Tell us about it. We’re working to make sure those services are
available to stroke survivors. Your story can help us do that. Send
us your story today.
Advocacy and Social Media
Follow your congressional and state legislators
on social media. Find out
Make Our Voice Louder