Pandemic Patients joined a letter with mental health stakeholder groups to ask Congressional appropriators for continued investment in the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Tag: Legislative Action
CHeST is proud to announce its endorsement of the Stop the Wait Act (H.R. 883 and S. 320), which seeks to end the 5-month waiting period for individuals to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, as well as allow those who are uninsured or unable to afford insurance during the 29-month waiting period for Medicare to receive coverage.
On Dec. 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 into law, funding the federal government through September 2023. The final budget, spanning 1653 pages, enacts many changes to public policy, some of which are related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 Health and Safety Taskforce Calls on Congress to Include $750M for Long COVID in the FY23 Budget
The COVID-19 Health and Safety Taskforce Calls on Congress to Include $750M for Long COVID in the FY23 Budget.
On December 7, 2022, Pandemic Patients joined with COVID Survivors for Change, Long COVID Families, and Survivor Corps to request funding for long COVID research in the federal defense budget for FY 2023.
On September 30, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2098 into law. This new law will subject physicians and surgeons to discipline by the state’s medical boards if they spread misinformation or disinformation about COVID-19.
On June 20, 2022, Pandemic Patients submitted testimony in support of California Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098). If enacted, AB 2098 would include the dissemination of misinformation or disinformation about COVID-19 in the definition of unprofessional conduct.
On March 2, 2022, Sens. Kaine, Duckworth, and Markey introduced S. 3726, the Comprehensive Access to Resources and Education (CARE) for Long COVID Act. If enacted, this legislation will invigorate the federal government’s response to the growing needs of patients living with long COVID.