Policy, Advocacy, News - 11/1/2013

Latest from PAN

Budget Conference Committee Opens Negotiations
The newly created bipartisan budget conference committee opened negotiations on Wednesday, October 30. Learn more.

Affordable Care Act Update – Application Checklist Tool
PAN, in partnership with the National Health Coalition, has launched a new application checklist tool to help assist with open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Exchanges. Learn more.

What's Next? Upcoming Dates to Remember
Keeping up with Washington can be tough. PAN has put together a list of important dates to keep in mind as you talk to your Members of Congress, community, and others about the policies that matter to the Parkinson's community. Learn more.

Parkinson's Action Network Mourns the Loss of Longtime Advocate
The Parkinson’s community has lost tireless advocate and PAN Indiana State Director, Deloris "Dee" Garrett. Learn more.


Stay Engaged

Tell Your Members of Congress to End Sequestration and Protect Access to Therapy
Tell your Members of Congress to end sequestration and support policies that strengthen research and Parkinson's care. Take action.

Watch: Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner Red Carpet Video
Hear why attendees and sponsors support PAN and the Morris K. Udall Awards Dinner. Watch here.


In The News

DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
The Scientist | October 28, 2013
Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years. More…

New experiments targeting Parkinson's
Boston Globe | October 25, 2013
A team of scientists at the Cambridge-based Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a compound that can reverse some of the toxicity that occurs in brain cells created from Parkinson's disease patients' stem cells. More…

How Algae Could One Day Cure Parkinson's Disease
Fast Company | October 25, 2013
Ever see a green film form on a still pond? It happens because alga needs sunlight to complete the photosynthesis cycle, the process it uses to convert carbon dioxide and water into the sugar it "eats." More…

Medicare premiums to remain flat in 2014
USA Today | October 28, 2013
The premiums for Medicare Part B will remain flat in 2014 and seniors have saved $8.3 billion on Part D prescriptions since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. More…

Research Cuts Ought to Worry Business
Wall Street Journal | October 28, 2013
Business leaders have many reasons to complain about the budget high jinks consuming Washington, but here's one that gets too little attention: the damage automatic budget cuts are doing to basic research in America. More…

TELE-MED bill wins support from AHIMA, 63 other groups
FierceHealthIT.com | October 29, 2012
PAN is one of the 64 supporting organizations. Read the letter.
A group of 64 organizations and businesses has sent a letter to Congress in support of the TELEhealth for MEDicare (TELE-MED) Act of 2013, calling the bill "a solid step in expanding access to care while lowering costs for consumers through telehealth." More…

UA scientists have major breakthrough in Parkinson's disease treatment
Alabamas13.com | October 24, 2015
Researchers at the University of Alabama have made a breakthrough in the treatment Parkinson's disease. More…

Interview: Pedal for Parkinson's
CINewsNow.com | October 28, 2013
PAN Illinois State Director Roger Hallen discusses Pedal for Parkinson's, a community and fundraising event held this weekend in Illinois. More…

Sensory pen could help keep Parkinson's at bay
Eureka | October 30, 2013
A sensory pen which could enable the early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease has been unveiled by Newcastle-based medical technology company MANUS Neurodynamica. More…