FARE Statement on Congress’ Bipartisan Efforts to Stabilize the Healthcare System
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) advocates on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. FARE commends Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) for their bipartisan proposal to stabilize the healthcare system, provide more insurance choices at lower cost, and ensure access to care for patients with preexisting conditions such as food allergies. FARE urges leaders in both chambers of Congress to take up this legislation before the end of the year.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.