[TAKE ACTION] Call of Support for the PACT Act

The Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act (H.R. 2477), which will ensure that every Medicare-eligible cancer patient has access to cancer care planning and coordination. Cancer care planning will improve cancer patients’ experience and their health, and at the same time, reduce inefficiencies in the system.
 
Members of Congress need to hear from their constituents that this legislation is important to cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Will you please take a few minutes to call your Representative and express your support for H.R. 2477, the PACT Act? It’s easy to do and will make a big difference.
 
To find your legislator’s direct line, visit the Directory of Representatives online, or call the Capitol Hill operator at 202.224.3121. Identify yourself as a constituent, and ask to speak to the staff member who works on health care issues. Share a personal story if you have one, but keep it brief. For more tips on contacting your Member of Congress, visit National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship website. Here are some suggested points:

  • I am calling to urge Representative _________ to co-sponsor H.R. 2477, the Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act.
  • The PACT Act is bipartisan legislation that will ensure that Medicare patients with cancer have access to cancer care planning and coordination, which will improve quality of care for cancer patients and reduce inefficiencies in the system.
  • The bill is endorsed by leading patient groups and providers, including cancer centers.
  • Can we count on Representative _________ to support the legislation?

More than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Most cancer patients do not receive a written plan for their care. Learn more about the PACT Act.

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