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Breaking News 10.17.2014 >> Former healthcare Marketing Director joins Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Program
In this position, Andrew Weber will be heavily involved in corporate funding development and competitive marketing strategies for the Co-Pay Relief Program.

09.29.2014 >> PAF selected as recipient of a 5-year anti-tobacco and cancer prevention grant
Within the grant activities, PAF will seek to form a national network to address health challenges among targeted populations.

08.29.2014 >> PAF Launches Copayment Assistance for Cervical Cancer
Pharmaceutical Co-payments Now More Affordable for Patients with Cervical Cancer

08.07.2014 >> PAF Awarded 5th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
PAF is recognized as one of the highest ranked charities in the country after receiving Charity Navigator’s fifth consecutive 4-star rating for its commitment to accountability and transparency and efficient financial performance.

07.07.2014 >> PAF and Foundation Medicine expand patient services through FoundationOne CareLine
CareLine provides personalized assistance to cancer patients seeking access to targeted therapies identified by tumor genomic profile tests.

06.05.2014 >> PAF’s CPR Program Launches Lipodystrophy Disease Silo
The Co-Pay Relief program now offers funds to help patients afford treatment associated with the selective absence of fat from various parts of the body.

04.30.2014 >> Annual Patient Data Analysis Report Released by PAF
Data compiled from 2013 shows more than half of all patient cases impacted by medical debt

04.29.2014 >> Co-Pay Relief Program Celebrates 10 Year Milestone
The second oldest co-pay assistance program in America, CPR has provided patients with over $200 million in direct financial assistance to help with copayment costs since inception.

04.29.2014 >> PAF’s CPR program is First Copayment Program in Country Geared Towards Personalized Therapies
Co-Pay Relief Program supports patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer who have an identified Molecular Biomarker and are on targeted therapy.

03.24.2014 >> PAF Board of Directors Swears in New Leadership
Nationally-renowned oncologist F. Marc Stewart, MD is among the group of four national healthcare experts that were appointed as officers.

03.04.2014 >> PAF is pleased to announce support from the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation
A new partnership allows additional support for pediatric cancer patients and their families to overcome healthcare challenges.

02.10.2014 >> PAF Expands Health Insurance Marketplace Guides for Spanish-speakers
New tools released in Spanish will empower people in their healthcare choices as implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues.

02.06.2014 >> PAF’s launch of the CPR Silo for Hepatitis C Patients Will Provide Financial Assistance to Patient
The launch of the CPR silo for Hepatitis C patients will provide direct financial assistance to help patients better afford their pharmaceutical medication and treatment.

11.21.2013 >> Pharmaceutical Co-payments Now More Affordable for Patients with Metastatic Gastric Cancer
Patients with advanced stomach cancer now eligible for direct financial support through copay program for expenses related to pharmaceutical co-payments.

10.07.2013 >> PAF's National Legal Resource Network Has a New Leader
Rich Carter from Carter & Coleman is taking the lead role following the retirement of the NLRN founder Sheldon Weinhaus. Weinhaus began the program 17 years ago and helped grow the network to over 130 volunteer attorneys.

10.03.2013 >> National Network of Volunteer Attorneys Thrives After 17 Years of Assisting the Healthcare Needs of
Founder of the Patient Advocate Foundation’s National Legal Resource Network is handing the reins over to a new leader

09.30.2013 >> PAF Announces Patient Resources Available for Use in Health Insurance Marketplaces
In addition to an updated edition of A User’s Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplaces, the newly available Cancer Insurance Checklist will aid patients as they use their state’s Marketplace to research and choose an insurance plan.

09.20.2013 >> NPAF Provides Expert Information on Marketplaces through Twitter Chat
In collaboration with US News, HHS, and LATISM, NPAF participated as a panel expert in national Twitter discussion to inform consumers on the upcoming insurance Marketplaces

08.19.2013 >> PAF and NPAF Release User’s Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces
This comprehensive user’s guide discusses the opening of health insurance marketplaces in an easy-to-understand format useful for all consumers.

08.14.2013 >> PAF Launches Financial Assistance Fund for Patients Battling Prostate Cancer
With support from LIVESTRONG Foundation and Movember, PAF’s newest financial assistance program is geared to help patients afford their radiation treatment.

08.12.2013 >> PAF launches a financial grant program for breast cancer patients
Grants will offset expenses resulting from breast cancer treatment including lymphedema care and supplies, childcare and/or eldercare or treatment-related transportation costs.

07.16.2013 >> PAF Receives Fourth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Only 6 percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator receive four consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that PAF outperforms most charities in America

07.01.2013 >> Nation’s Leading Patient Advocate Organization Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee
CEO of Patient Advocate Foundation Cites Increase in Patients Steered from Community-Based Settings to Hospitals Due to Inadequate Reimbursement

06.21.2013 >> PAF Patient Services Division Receives Award for Excellence in Case Management
This national recognition is given to the most successful and innovative case management programs improving health care across the care continuum.

05.16.2013 >> Reporter Highlights Coverage Challenges Experienced By Patients in 2012
The Wall Street Journal discusses current trends in healthcare through an analysis of PAF's Patient Data Analysis Report

05.09.2013 >> PAF Will Support All Victims of Recent Tragedies as they Access Care Related to Recovery
Thanks to a donation by the Aetna Foundation, PAF can focus services to aid those injured in recent disasters at Boston and Texas.

05.09.2013 >> PDAR Shows Rise in Patients Denied Coverage from Commercial Insurance
Annual data compiled from PAF's patients served in 2012 illustrates challenges as patients interact with the healthcare system

04.25.2013 >> Davenport-Ennis Announces New CEO of PAF and NPAF
Nancy Davenport-Ennis will remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors and focus on national health policy initiatives and strategic direction.

04.04.2013 >> Advocacy partners publish guide to help patients discuss cost with their doctors.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Coping with the Cost of Care, is the newest publication to help patients in their cancer journey.

03.25.2013 >> PAF launches the Heart Valve CareLine as newest addition to its MedCareLine division
The Heart Valve CareLine is now available toll-free to provide one-on-one case management support for patients diagnosed with heart valve conditions.

02.20.2013 >> Specialized CareLine Assists Aetna Members with Complex Insurance Issues
Aetna Clinical Appeals CareLine is now available to provide one-on-one support for members

02.04.2013 >> New disease fund for Castrate Resistant Prostrate Cancer patients opens within Co-Pay Relief
New disease fund for Castrate Resistant Prostrate Cancer patients opens within Co-Pay Relief

01.11.2013 >> Co-Pay Relief’s Fund for Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia Patients Receives Additional Funding
Additional Funding Received to Help Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia Patients with Pharmaceutical Copayments

12.11.2012 >> Multi-Year Donation to PAF Ensures Ongoing Co-Pay Assistance for Osteoporosis Patients
Patient Advocate Foundation Receives Multi-Year Grant Donation Ensuring Direct Financial Relief to Osteoporosis Patients through the Co-Pay Relief Program

10.26.2012 >> PAF wants patients concerned about the Meningitis outbreak to know they have options for care
PAF wants patients concerned about the Meningitis outbreak to know they have options for care

10.16.2012 >> PAF is Pleased to Announce DOXIL Drug Supply Shortage No Longer Affecting Patients
On October 15, 2012, Janssen Products, LP announced that it has restored full access to DOXIL® (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection) supply for physicians and their patients in the United States. The company also has suspended its DOXIL® C.A.R.E.S.

09.21.2012 >> Redesign of Medicare.gov to improve online experience for beneficiaries
A redesign of the www.medicare.gov website is now complete, making content more accessible and easier for beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to understand.

08.21.2012 >> Patient Advocate Foundation Receives Significant Support to Aid Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Can
Patient Advocate Foundation Receives Significant Support to Aid Non-Squamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients through the Co-Pay Relief Program

07.23.2012 >> Narcolepsy CareLine is the Newest Addition to PAF’s MedCareLine Division
Narcolepsy CareLine now available toll-free to provide one-on-one patient support services for patients with narcolepsy, their caregivers and health care providers

05.03.2012 >> Patient Advocate Foundation Receives Third Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Nation’s Largest Indepen
Patient Advocate Foundation Receives Third Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Nation’s Largest Independent Charity Evaluator

01.29.2012 >> Free Prevention Screenings for All Ages
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01.13.2012 >> PAF 2nd Highest-Rated Charity in America According to New MainStreet Analysis of Charity Navigator
PAF’s Perfect Four-Star Charity Navigator Rating and 69.40 out of 70 Score on Organizational Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency Places It Among Top of National U.S. Charities

12.15.2011 >> Patient Advocate Foundation Announces $9.3 Million Donation to their Co-Pay Relief (CPR) Program
Patient Advocate Foundation Announces $9.3 Million Donation to their Co-Pay Relief (CPR) Program. Additional Funding to CPR Program Will Serve Non Squamous Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis C Pat

06.01.2011 >> PAF Announces Additional Support for Patient Co-Pay Relief Program
Co-Pay Relief Program Provides Direct Financial Support for Pharmaceutical Co-Payments to Insured Patients in Medical and Financial Need

01.30.2011 >> FDA Drug Shortage
Statements from Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Dr. Marc Stewart, Dr. Robert Rifkin and Diana Hamlin, mother of a chemotherapy recipient in regards to FDA Drug Shortage.

01.26.2011 >> Let`s Not Shift the War on Cancer to the War on Cancer Care
The recently appointed Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction has to find at least $1.2 trillion in cuts to federal programs before the end of the year. Not an easy task by anyone’s standards. But one proposal on the table – to cut $3 billion in reimb

01.21.2011 >> Patient Advocate Foundation Partners with MyLifeLine.org to Increase Patient Support through a Free,
HAMPTON, VA (July 20, 2011) – Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stabi

01.19.2011 >> PAF Announces the Launch of Two New Support Categories within Their Co-Pay Relief Program
Patient Advocate Foundation Announces the Launch of Two New Support Categories within Their Co-Pay Relief Program: Assistance Now Available for Patients Receiving Hormone Suppression Therapy and Those with Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Co-Pay Relief

01.18.2011 >> PAF Receives $2 Million Grant From Susan G. Komen For The Cure®
Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we share the attached announcement regarding Susan G. Komen for a Cure's significant financial contribution to Patient Advocate Foundation. This award will support both the Co-Pay Relief and Case Management

01.18.2011 >> New Breakaway From Cancer PSA
New Breakaway From Cancer PSA Ft. Patrick Dempsey

01.05.2011 >> PAF Outperforms Most Other Charities in America
Hampton, VA (October 3, 2011) –Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) – a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial s