[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] Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act

H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013 – To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening. New Cosponsor: Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6] New Cosponsor: Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3] New Cosponsor: … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act Moves Forward

H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 – To provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Rep. William Keating [D-MA9] New Cosponsor: Rep. … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 Gains Support

H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish and provide a checkoff for a Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Resolution for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.Res. 301: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. New Cosponsor: Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] New Cosponsor: Rep. Louise Slaughter [D-NY25] New Cosponsor: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL23] New Cosponsor: Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI4] New Cosponsor: Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL14] New Cosponsor: Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY20] Thank … 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. Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] New Cosponsor: Del. Madeleine Bordallo [D-GU0] New Cosponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] New Cosponsor: Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] New … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1661: Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1661: Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management. New Cosponsor: Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL22] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank … Continue reading

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

H.R. 1070: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2013 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU … Continue reading

[Legislative Update] H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life 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. Thank you … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2301: Clinical Trial Cancer Mission 2020 Act:

H.R. 2301: Clinical Trial Cancer Mission 2020 Act: To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the clinical trial registry data bank reporting requirements and enforcement measures. This bill’s text is now available. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading