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U.S. Pain volunteers mobilized quickly this month to respond to two problematic proposals at the national level: one from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding opioids and another from the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) concerning health insurance on state exchanges.

In both instances, volunteers were asked to submit a template letter to the organizations, which were accepting public comment. The campaign to respond to the HHS proposal saw 60 advocates take action, while an astounding 683 individuals stepped up to address the CMS proposal.

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Committed to fighting for affordable access to quality care for individuals living with chronic illnesses, U.S. Pain Foundation has been monitoring the ongoing health care debate at the federal level. After weeks of uneasiness as to what would occur with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as ObamaCare, legislators proposed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), but then withdrew it before a vote took place.

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