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Marketplace Access Project Applauds Bipartisan Letter from 184 Members of Congress Urging HHS to Protect Life-Saving Charitable Patient Assistance

The Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a group of leading national patient advocacy organizations dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, today applauded 184 members of the U.S. Congress for their letter urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price to protect non-profit patient assistance by modifying a rule by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allowing health insurers to deny coverage to patients who receive premium and cost-sharing assistance from charitable organizations.

Marketplace Access Project Statement on 2017 ACA Open Enrollment Period & Rising Health Insurance Premiums

The Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a group of leading national patient advocacy organizations dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, today released the following statement in response to the beginning of the 2017 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the anticipated rise in premium costs.

Over 700 Patients & Advocates Urge CMS to Protect Life-Saving Premium Assistance

The Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a group of leading national patient advocacy organizations dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, today announced that more than 85 percent of the 829 responders to a U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) regarding the impact of third-party premium assistance expressed their support for non-profit programs that provide premium assistance to patients in-need. 

Marketplace Access Project Reaches 100 Bipartisan Cosponsors for Legislation to Protect Non-Profit Premium Assistance for Individuals with Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 12, 2016) – The Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a group of leading national patient advocacy organizations dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, today announced that it has reached 100 bipartisan cosponsors for the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act (H.R. 3742), commonsense legislation that would protect non-profit patient assistance and allow charities to continue to be charitable. H.R. 3742 would modify the existing rule by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding third-party premium assistance to require health insurers to accept assistance from non-profit charities on behalf of patients.

Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Launch ‘Marketplace Access Project’ to Protect Non-Profit Premium Assistance for Individuals with Chronic & Life-Threatening Illnesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2016) – A group of leading national patient advocacy organizations today launched the Marketplace Access Project (MAP), a patient advocacy movement dedicated to protecting non-profit insurance premium assistance for individuals suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Guidance from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows health insurers to deny coverage to patients enrolled in qualified Exchange plans by rejecting the premium assistance patients receive from non-profit charities. MAP is urging Congress to pass the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act (H.R. 3742), bipartisan legislation that would protect non-profit patient assistance and allow charities to continue to be charitable.