The first step in advocacy – whether talking to lawmakers, the media, or your community – is to think about how to tell your message in the most powerful way.
Congress has the power to end health insurers’ improper delays and denials by translating principles of the “Cancer Patients’ Timely Treatment Bill of Rights” into law.
Speaking out in newspaper, television, and radio outlets is a great way to educate the public and hold elected officials and insurance companies accountable.
Social media not only enables you to contact policymakers directly; it is easy to share your concerns with your existing network of friends, family, and coworkers.
“Going to the news media was my decision, but once I made that decision, Molly and the Alliance were instrumental in equipping me to make that fight effective.”
“Part of the reason I went public is so that other patients won’t have to endure the denials process I did.”
“Taking my son’s story to the media directly influenced the insurance company’s decision to reverse the denial and grant the proton therapy my son needed.”