American Society of Hematology

ASH is the leader in representing the interests of scientists and clinicians working in the field of hematology on Capitol Hill and within federal agencies concerned with the study and treatment of blood-related diseases.

  • Take Action to Protect Medical and Public Health Research

    Although Congress reached an agreement to temporarily fund federal agencies and programs – including NIH – through the first several months of fiscal year (FY) 2015, another short-term or full-year funding bill must be passed prior to December 11 to keep the federal government operational and avoid a government shutdown.  Until a final deal is reached, additional cuts in funding for NIH remain a possibility.

  • 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.

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