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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- President’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Seeks Massive Cuts to NIH
President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget outline seeks massive cuts to federal nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Your elected officials need to hear from you about the importance of sustained and predictable NIH funding.
- Urge your Representative 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.