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Moulton to Host Press Conference with Pete Frates on ALS Bill, Saturday

March 2nd, 2017

Bill aims to eliminate five-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance for people with ALS

Salem, MA – On Saturday, March 4th, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) will host a press conference with Beverly native and national ALS advocate, Pete Frates, on Moulton’s bipartisan ALS Disability Insurance Access Act. The legislation aims to ensure that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients are provided vital support and benefits in a more timely manner by waiving the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) five-month waiting period for people living with ALS. Medical experts and members of the ALS association will also be in attendance at the press conference.

WHO

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA)

Pete, John, and Julie Frates

Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, MD, Chief of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Julianne Dorn, Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School

Darlene Sawicki, MSN, NP, Director of Nursing Neurology/Co Director ALS Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jennifer DiMartino, Executive Director, ALS ONE

Lynn Aaronson, Executive Director, The ALS Association, MA Chapter

Carol O. Hamilton, Senior Director of Development, ALS Therapy Development Institute

Steve Pickett, ALS Patient and Patient Advocate

Jessica Pickett, ALS Family Member and Patient Advocate

Other Massachusetts area doctors

Other ALS advocacy leaders

WHAT

Press conference on Moulton’s bipartisan bill to provide vital support for people living with ALS

WHERE

21 Landers Drive Beverly, MA

WHEN

Saturday, March 4th at 2:00PM

To learn more about Congressman Seth Moulton visit https://moulton.house.gov or connect with him on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or Medium.

 

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