There is always a huge need for advocacy, particularly during this time of significant proposed policy shifts in healthcare. Although the results may not always manifest immediately, the engagement of ACR members and our patients in the legislative process does immediately raise awareness of rheumatology on Capitol Hill. Every single advocate is helping change the healthcare landscape for rheumatology patients for the better.
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Unable to Make It to Washington?
You can still be an advocate. Ask your elected officials to:
- Protect time with patients: Don’t cut evaluation and management services;
- Limit step therapy: Instead of fail first, put patients first; and
- Fund arthritis research through the Department of Defense.
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