Change happens through MS activism. National MS Society activists are passionate individuals who want to do something about MS Now. We advocate for legislation that will ensure fair treatment of people with disabilities and protect the rights to equal access, employment, and proper health care for people with MS. Together we can create a strong voice to impact our leaders and lawmakers at the national and state levels.
Join the movement, register in the Action Alert network. Recognize your passion and ability to make a difference! Join individuals with MS and dedicated friends and family members to help postively shape the policies and programs that impact people living with multiple sclerosis.
Members of the Action Alert network are asked to write, call, e-mail or visit their legislators to support or oppose proposed legislation. Action Alert announcements are emailed about six times per year. Often a sample letter is included. Individuals are encouraged to join Action Alert to give us greater "strength in numbers."
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medigap Changes
Decisions by the Michigan legislature within the next two weeks may cause Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) costs to increase greatly. Click here to learn more and take action.
Michigan issues emphasized in our advocacy efforts include Medicaid Home and Community Care Waiver funding, long-term care reform, insurance coverage.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society believes it is important to expand quality public and private long term care options. We especially endorse options that keep individuals at home or in the community as long as possible and functioning at the highest possible level. Click here to see state funded Home Care issues.
Michigan activists are working with Michigan Consumers for Healthcare Advancement, a coalition to implement healthcare reform in Michigan. Click here to learn what healthcare benefits are available and what policy changes are pending.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
Action on issues impacted by federal legislation and policy is developed through the National MS Society. Issues include biomedical research funding, health care, health insurance reform, bio-generic drugs, and disability rights.