[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Take Action for Funding of NIH & NCI

Congress recently passed a budget deal that partially replaces the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration for two years and makes additional funds available to domestic programs for fiscal years (FY) 2014 and FY 2015. With President Obama expected to quickly sign the legislation, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun to write new spending … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Speak Up to Support Cancer Research

Your help is needed to get an urgent message to Congress. Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) have drafted a congressional letter to the 29 members of the Budget Conference Committee – the group charged with coming up with an agreement that will keep the government funded past January 15. The letter asks … Continue reading

How is Sequestration Affecting Cancer Care Access?

An April 3, 2013, article in the Washington Post reported that “cancer clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients” because of the budget sequester. The article was published one month after the sequester, or the automatic budget cuts required by the Balanced Budget Act, became effective. The Post article and subsequent news coverage triggered … Continue reading

Take Action to Reverse Sequestration Cuts to Cancer Drugs

Take Action on Sequestration Cuts to Cancer Drugs   Sequestration cuts to Medicare payments went into effect April 1. The reductions are impacting reimbursement both for services and chemotherapy drugs, effectively decreasing Part B drug reimbursement from ASP+6 to ASP+4.3. These cuts to Medicare are already threatening community practices.   There are two actions you … Continue reading