[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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.   … Continue reading

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

[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 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 ADVOCACY] “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.Res. 348: Expressing support for designation of September 2013 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”. This resolution’s text is now available. Sponsor: Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19] 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 with … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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 … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  H.R. 1339: Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act – To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Preventative Services Task Force Recomendations & Prostate Cancer

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  S.Res. 251: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States Preventive Services Task Force should reevaluate its recommendations against prostate-specific antigen-based screening for prostate cancer for men in all age groups in cons Sponsor: Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators … Continue reading