From time to time ASH will call on its members to reach out to Congress on issues of importance to hematologists and their patients. Below is a list of current issues of importance.
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- Urge your Representative and Senators to Support the Cancer Drug Parity Act
Legislation has been introduced 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. Your Senators and Representative need to cosponsor these bills in order for them to be considered by the full Congress.
- Introduce Yourself and Hematology to the New Congress
The 115th Congress, which includes more than 50 new Representatives and 7 new Senators, has been sworn-in and has already begun conducting legislative business. These newly elected officials – along with returning Senators and Representatives – need to know who you are and what you do, and what they can do to help.