ELSA advocates took action at home and on Capitol Hill on July 17 to ask Congress for insurance benefits for their medically necessary dental care.
Sharing stories with local press is a powerful tool to raise awareness about ectodermal dysplasias and the challenges many face getting the health insurance coverage they need. Christine Gottschalk details how families and individuals can raise awareness for the Ensuing Lasting Smiles Act through the press.
Are you attending NFED Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill? Veteran advocate Karl Nelsen walks you through what to expect when you meet with your legislator.
Beth Pond has been advocating for ectodermal dysplasias health benefits for 23 years. She shares what you can do in your home state to create change.
Conducting face-to-face meetings with your two U.S. senators, one U.S. representative, and members of their staff is absolutely critical to gain their support for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (S.560, H.R.1379)! So who will you actually meet when you travel to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for NFED Advocacy Day? Find out who you might meet, their role, and tips on what to say.
Advocating can be done by anyone and anywhere. We can do this…together!
Julie Claeys took her son to advocate in Washington D.C. for the Ensuring Lasting Smiles act. She’s hoping you will join her this year and bring your kids, too.
Karl Nelsen has spent his lifetime fighting for insurance benefits to get teeth. Now, he’s fighting for legislation to end insurance denials. He’s doing this for himself, his daughter, and for person affected by ectodermal dysplasia for generations to come.