Featured Advocacy Campaigns
Take Action to Protect Medical Research
Although Congress reached an agreement to
temporarily fund federal agencies and programs – including the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) – through the first quarter of fiscal year (FY)
2014, Congress must still finalize the FY 2014 budget by January 15 to avoid
another government shutdown.
Urge Congress to Provide Stable Medicare Physician Payments
Each year, physicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries are subject to significant payment cuts as a result of flaws in the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that is currently used to establish annual Medicare physician updates. While Congress has acted in the past to prevent scheduled cuts, it has provided only temporary fixes (the latest of which lasts through the end of 2013) that put off the problem and have increased the cost of a permanent solution.
Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act
Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) have introduced legislation, “The Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act” (H.R. 1801), in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ensure that patients enrolled in certain federally regulated health plans have access and insurance coverage for all anti-cancer regimens.