Chronic Disease Coalition

Who We Are

The Chronic Disease Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of chronic disease patients against discriminatory policies, practices and attitudes. Founded in 2015, the Coalition has since worked to ensure that those with chronic conditions, whether diabetes, kidney disease, MS, psoriasis, cancer or others, are able to access the adequate provider networks and financial support programs that underwrite their care.

We are patients, family members, health care providers, advocacy organizations, medical professionals, and others who care deeply about the needs of the chronically ill.

We are advocates for the millions of Americans with chronic diseases.

What We Do

  • Expose and stop instances of discrimination toward chronically ill patients.
  • Increase public awareness of issues affecting chronic disease patients by searching for and sharing information with our members and the broader public.
  • Provide information through our website, social media, public service announcements and other means to call attention to and rally support for issues impacting chronically ill patients.

How To Get Involved

Join the coalition to stand up for all patients suffering from chronic diseases, including kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS and more.

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FAQ’s & Answers

The Chronic Disease Coalition is a group of concerned citizens united to raise awareness about chronic diseases and to advocate for the needs of the chronically ill.

We are patients, family members, health-care providers, advocacy organizations, medical professionals, and others who care deeply about the needs of the chronically ill.

Health-care providers, patients, family members of patients, and anyone with an interest in standing up for the rights of the chronically ill.
Join the cause! Sign up here, and like us on Facebook! We’ll alert you of issues concerning the chronically ill and tell you what you can do to help.
In the fall of 2015, a large Oregon-based insurance company filed a plan with the Oregon Insurance Division that was discriminatory against renal patients who require dialysis, attempting to force them to transition to Medicare prematurely. After a public hearing, the Oregon Insurance Division recognized this discrimination, and ruled that the insurance providers cannot discriminate against kidney patients. Knowing this issue could return to Oregon, and hearing about similar cases across the United States, the CDC banded together to advocate for patients’ rights.
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Chronic disease patients have enough to worry about. They shouldn’t have
to worry about fighting for health insurance.

If you believe in protecting the rights of the chronically ill, join us:
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