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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.


  • Doctor Equipment

    UPDATE: Pre-existing Condition Protections Under Threat

    A range of health care providers are speaking out against a recent announcement from the DOJ.

  • Capital Building

    Your Voice Made a Difference: 2018 Advocacy Highlights

    Thank you to every person who took action in 2018!

  • Researcher-computer

    CDC Selects Parkinson's as One of the First Diseases Included in New Database

    The database will be a valuable resource for collecting information on how many people are living with PD, who they are and where they are located.

  • 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun

    2018 Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun

    Learn more about selecting a Medicare plan that meets your health care needs.

  • New Law Seeks to Increase Access to Lower-cost Prescriptions

    New Law Seeks to Increase Access to Lower-cost Prescriptions

    The president signed two bills that are the first pieces of legislation since the administration released a proposal to tackle the high price of medications.

  • Congress Increases Research Funding, Shows Support for Care Partners

    Congress Increases Research Funding, Shows Support for Care Partners

    The president recently signed a funding bill that will positively impact the Parkinson's community.

Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

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