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Youth Advocacy during Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill

 As our Foundation continues to build its youth advocacy programming, we are pleased to offer a dedicated youth advocacy track for our 2018 Legislative Conference.  This programming track echoes our belief that it is important for young adults to have their own voice when advocating for issues affecting the rare disease community, and aims to grow that voice to build confidence, develop political leadership skills and raise awareness.
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CHIP Funding Extended for Six Years

Earlier this month, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) extending Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding for 6 years. The program provides affordable, comprehensive health insurance for children in families with too much income to qualify for Medicaid, but struggle to afford private insurance. Some states had to temporarily close enrollment or post notices about coverage loss after CHIP expired on September 30, 2017.
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Scenes from a Successful RareVoice Awards Event

Thank you to all who attended and supported our sixth annual RareVoice Awards. You helped us celebrate rare disease advocates who made an impact at state and federal levels.

About RDLA

Rare Disease Legislative Advocates is a program of the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases designed to support the advocacy of all rare disease patients and organizations. By growing the patient advocacy community and working collectively, we can amplify our many voices to ensure that rare disease patients are heard in state and federal government.

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