Featured Advocacy Campaigns
Urge Congress to Pass the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act and Provide Stable Medicare Physician Payments
On February 6, 2014 the leadership of the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees and the Senate Finance Committee released a bi-partisan and bicameral bill to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that has driven annual reductions in Medicare payment for physician services. Your advocacy is needed to ensure that the legislation can be considered by the full House of Representatives and Senate before the short-term physician fee update expires on April 1, 2014.
Take Action and Tell Congress to Sustain Funding for Research
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will soon begin the process of determining fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding levels for all federal programs, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last year Congress provided a modest increase for NIH, an important first step that restores some of the funds lost due to sequestration. However, research needs predictable, sustained funding in order to maintain the strength of our scientific enterprise. Your Senators and Representative need to continue to hear from YOU about the impact that unpredictable funding and potential funding cuts will have on your research and the patients you treat and the need for them to recognize the value of biomedical research by investing in the NIH.
Urge Your Senators and Representative to Cosponsor Legislation to Provide Cancer Drug Coverage Parity
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that would ensure that patients enrolled in certain federally regulated health plans have access and insurance coverage for all anti-cancer regimens.