Urge your members of Congress to support continued medical research funding
Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Sickle Cell Disease Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018.
On December 20, the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to approve H.R. 1, tax reform legislation. Select members of each chamber came together to resolve disagreements between the two versions passed by the House and Senate.
Congress spent much of 2017 focused on the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Included is a summary of Congress and the Administration’s actions on repeal and replace of the ACA that occurred in 2017.
During 2017, ASH continued to be highly visible in our advocacy for federal support of biomedical research and funding for the National Institutes of Health.
In 2017, ASH commented on numerous rules and regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which impact physician payment. ASH is actively involved in various advisory committees and also continues to engage with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
ASH continues to increase its efforts to expand and enhance the Society’s reach. NIH funding, efforts to ensure patient access to drugs, and sickle cell disease were top priorities on ASH’s advocacy agenda in 2017.
ASH was very vocal on Congress’s repeated attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ASH opposed the legislation introduced in the House and the Senate and sent numerous letters to Congress outlining priorities and expressing concerns.
ASH continues to invest in and explore the important actions needed to make a significant difference in sickle cell disease (SCD) access to care, research, and global issues. Learn about the major advocacy-related initiatives undertaken by ASH in 2017.
ASH is pleased to see the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) continuous support for research aimed at accelerating the prevention and treatment of cancers.
After Congress repeatedly failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump used the power of the executive branch to make two significant changes to the law, both of which could have a substantial impact on access to care.
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