ALF Advocacy Center

The American Liver Foundation Advocacy

Join us in support! The American Liver Foundation is a not for profit organization that serves as a trusted voice for individuals living with liver disease. Its mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure for liver disease.

The American Liver Foundation takes a leadership role in advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans living with liver disease and their families.

In total, over 30 million Americans have some form of liver disease. Over 5.5 million people are living with chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, and approximately 20-30% of adults and 3-10% of children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can lead to a more serious liver disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Unnervingly, approximately 4.4 million Americans are living with Hepatitis B or C and many of these individuals do not know they are infected. With the prevalence of liver disease in the U.S. alarmingly increasing, we need to work together to take action now!

 


 

Our Issues:

1/10/2017 - Oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act without Congress implementing replacement legistlation to ensure affordable health care coverage.

Congress is currently debating significant changes to the healthcare system, including modifications that will impact private insurance expenses and accessibility. This debate has the potential to create many negative outcomes for individuals and families affected by chronic or costly medical conditions. If federal patient protections are ultimately removed or weakened, then many patients could be exposed to increased costs, medical bankruptcy, and lack of access to needed care or therapies. Lawmakers need to understand that the following “four pillars” are absolutely essential to patients and their families, and must be included in any relevant proposals or legislation.

Members of Congress need to understand that their constituents expect them to maintain and strengthen patient protections in the healthcare system. The best way to educate your two Senators and your House Representative about your needs and earn their support for patient protections is to connect with their offices and make your voice heard

Click here to send a message to your members of Congress!