Colorado Legislation Supports Treatment Needs of Terminally Ill Patients

Colorado Legislation Allows Terminally Ill Patients To Try Experimental Medicines. ABC World News (5/18, story 3, 1:55, Muir) reported in its broadcast that Colorado is set to allow access to experimental drugs to terminally ill patients. The report cited the case of cancer victim Nick Auden, who died while awaiting access to an experimental medicine. … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013

H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: Rep. Allyson … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1801: Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013

H.R. 1801: Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013 To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act

H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment. New Cosponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 – To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. Breast Cancer Patient … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] AYA Cancer Research & Programming

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act – To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act – Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize through FY2018 cancer research programs under the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Cancer Drug Parity

  H.R. 1801: Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act of 2013 – To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment

H.R. 3295: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate contributing factors to disparities in breast cancer treatment through the development of a uniform set of consensus-based breast cancer treatment performance measures for a 6-year quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system under the Medicare program. Sponsor: Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] This … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Patient Centered Quality of Care Act

H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act – To create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes. Patient Centered … Continue reading