It’s time to start planning your trip to NHF’s Washington Days, February 16-18, 2011, in our nation’s capital. Families and individuals play a key role during the two-day gathering, meeting with their state's senators and representatives to bring attention to the issues affecting our community.
This year will be more important than ever. The recent elections resulted in a change of power in the House of Representatives. Now dozens of newly elected legislators need to be educated on hemophilia and bleeding disorders. By telling your story in your own words, you put a face on real issues that affect individuals and families dealing with bleeding disorders. You provide the story, we provide the training.
Last year, approximately 300 people traveled to Washington, D.C., at the height of the healthcare reform debate. Our powerful voice was instrumental in securing patient protections and insurance reforms, such as bans on annual and lifetime insurance caps. The work continues in 2011, as we fight to secure funding for the programs and policies that help those with bleeding and clotting disorders.
Visit the NHF Web site for upcoming information on registration for Washington Days 2011.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington!