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Updates from Washington

News from our nation’s capital shifts rapidly, so it’s important to stay up to date. Here, you’ll find the latest information on policies impacting people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Also learn how The Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson’s advocates across the country are working to effect positive change for our community.


  • Patients and Doctor

    Medicare Should Cover Licensed Mental Health Counseling

    MJFF is working with colleagues on Capitol Hill to pass an act that addresses the shortage of mental health providers throughout the U.S. by providing coverage for licensed mental health counselor…

  • Ask the MD: Doctors Are Focused on Policy Too

    Medicare Part D Needs an Out-of-Pocket Spending Cap

    MJFF's public policy team is working to educate members of Congress and their staff about the financial impact of this disease and urge them to support an out-of-pocket cap. 

  • Debi Brooks Heads to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Research Collaboration on Behalf of PD Patients

    Save the Date: Participate in Parkinson’s Advocacy Day on September 10!

    Join members of our community for Parkinson's Advocacy Day and tell your lawmakers what matters to you when it comes to research funding and access to treatments.

  • Policy Change Afoot, but How Much?

    New Infographic Shows Parkinson’s Disease Costs the United States Billions Each Year

    Check out the infographic to learn what you can do today to help alleviate the growing burden.

  • Public Policy and Parkinson's Disease: Highlights of the Past Year and Plans for 2017

    “Blue Water Veterans” Act Passes Congress, Signed by President

    Veterans with Parkinson’s disease related to Agent Orange exposure, and who served in waters offshore of Vietnam, can now file a disability claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs to receive…

  • Aerial view of Capital Building

    Study Finds Parkinson’s $52 Billion Economic Burden Double Previous Estimates


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