Take Action to Reverse Sequestration Cuts to Cancer Drugs


Take Action on Sequestration Cuts to Cancer Drugs
Sequestration cuts to Medicare payments went into effect April 1. The reductions are impacting reimbursement both for services and chemotherapy drugs, effectively decreasing Part B drug reimbursement from ASP+6 to ASP+4.3. These cuts to Medicare are already threatening community practices.
There are two actions you can take right now to voice your opposition to these cuts:
  1. Send a message to your Representative asking them to cosponsor H.R. 1416, legislation that would reverse the cuts to ASP due to sequestration. Visit ASCO in Action to learn more about H.R. 1416.
  2. Sign onto the Whitehouse petition to Stop the Sequestration Cut to Cancer Drugs before April 27th. Here are the instructions to follow:
    1. Go to http://wh.gov/HDEm
    2. Click on the “Set Up Account” button, which simply requires your name and email address to verify you are a real, unique person
    3. Wait a few minutes to get an email from the White House with a link to the petition to sign. Click on the link in the email to sign.

If you have any questions or would like more information on taking action, please contact Tara Leystra at tara.leystra@asco.org or 571-483-1646.

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