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Nebraska Medicaid Expansion Is Progress for Rare Disease Patients, Highlights Critical Need to Support Medicaid During COVID-19

Written by Corinne Alberts on October 1, 2020

Today, Nebraska’s Medicaid expansion begins to take effect. This milestone—two years in the making—means that thousands more low-income people, including many who have a rare disease, now have access to health care coverage.

Nebraska is the latest in the long line of successful ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid. Since the… Read More

Update on NORD’s Recent Advocacy Work on COVID-19 for the Rare Community

Written by Laura Mullen on April 20, 2020

In this time of crisis and uncertainty, NORD’s policy team has been working to pursue policies at the federal and state levels to address COVID-19 related concerns critical to the rare disease community. 

Protecting Access to Necessary Medical Treatment During the Pandemic

Social distancing is critical for slowing… Read More

Rare Disease Day 2020 Advocacy Events Recap

Written by Laura Mullen on March 13, 2020

In 2009, NORD was invited to join the official Rare Disease Day campaign, led internationally by EURODIS. Since then, NORD has been the official US sponsor of Rare Disease Day, driving the annual campaign in the states, hosting advocacy events across the country and bringing the rare disease… Read More