Be an Advocate
Advocacy is a major component of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s mission. Our advocates are not only patients, but family members, friends, caregivers, and doctors who want to make their voices heard and see a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
The BCRA Social Media Day of Action has been postponed due to current events.
Update on the Better Care Reconciliation Act and the health reform debate:
The Senate published a revised Better Care Reconciliation Act, it's answer to the House-passed American Health Care Act to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s continued goal is to ensure that healthcare policy decisions made by Congress and the Administration support the IBD community. This includes maintaining strong protections for patients with pre-existing conditions. The Foundation does not support the Better Care Reconciliation Act as written, see below for our analysis.
We are disappointed by the House and Senate proposals, but the fight isn’t over. We will continue to call on Senators to urge them to craft reforms that improve access to meaningful and affordable coverage for patients living with chronic diseases. To be kept informed by email of these and other advocacy efforts, join the Foundation’s Advocacy Network.
See below for additional information on the Foundation's healthcare reform positions: