Cancer Treatment Parity Act

Cancer Treatment Parity Act In a rare display of bipartisanship, the end of 2013 saw the holiday spirit overtake politics, as U.S. Senators Al Franken (D-MN) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the Cancer Treatment Parity Act of 2013. The bill’s goal is to provide access to better cancer treatments by leveling the costs of certain chemotherapy … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] H.R. 2477: Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 2477: Planning Actively for Cancer Treatment (PACT) Act of 2013 – To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program. New Cosponsor: Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. – Expresses support for the designation of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] S. 516 Reducing Disparities in Prostate Cancer

S. 516: A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research. This bill’s text is now available. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s516/text?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email To review on Thomas: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s516?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack%2Femail_update&utm_medium=email# Need help finding your legislators?  Find your representatives: http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013 This bill’s text is now available. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1070/text?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email To review on Thomas: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s516?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack%2Femail_update&utm_medium=email# Need help finding your legislators?  Find your representatives: http://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

ACCC Urges Faster Congressional Action to Confront Drug Shortage Crisis

ACCC Urges Faster Congressional Action to Confront Drug Shortage Crisis The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) joined 31 other medical organizations in urging House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton to move forward with legislation to combat the drug shortage crisis. While acknowledging that drug shortages cannot be solved by Congressional action alone, … Continue reading

FIGHT LEGISLATION TO APPROVE KEYSTONE XL

President Barack Obama  denied a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in January, but Big Oil is not taking his decision lying down. At the bidding of oil and gas interests,Republican senators are pushing legislation to reverse President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline and allow its immediate construction and operation.If built, the 1,700-mile pipeline … Continue reading