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Thousands of individuals, families, health care providers and organizations are taking a stand against unfair, illegal and harmful practices toward people with chronic diseases in the United States. We fight discrimination wherever we find it: in schools, at workplaces and with insurance companies.

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Policy Map

The Chronic Disease Coalition is actively involved in state legislatures across the country on our priority issues in 2023. Click your state to learn if we’re working in your area, and let us know if you want to get involved. We’re here to help every step of the way.

Ambassador Spotlight

Anna Williams
Anna Williams

Headache disorders

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Elizabeth Oldham
Elizabeth Oldham

Kidney Disease +1

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Apollonia Bynum
Apollonia Bynum

Interstitial Cystitis +2

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Mary Baliker
Mary Baliker

Kidney Disease +1

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Mary Glossop
Mary Glossop

Irritable Bowel Syndrome +2

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Chronic diseases by the numbers

Nearly half of all Americans suffer from a chronic disease. Patients are more than just numbers and charts but knowing the numbers is key in the fight for chronic rights. Learn the facts and get involved in the fight for patient rights today!

133
Million Americans have one or more chronic diseases.
5X
People with chronic conditions pay 5 times more for health coverage.
65%
Of people with chronic conditions are unemployed or not working.

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