Urge Your Senators and Representative to Support the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act
Legislation has been reintroduced 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. The Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act (S.741
/ H.R.1730) would require any health plan that provides coverage for cancer
chemotherapy treatment to provide coverage for orally administered and
self-injectable anticancer medications at a cost no less favorable than the
cost of IV, port administered, or injected anticancer medications.
Join Your Hematology Colleagues to Take Action in Support of NIH and CDC Funding
ASH members are urging
lawmakers to reach a bipartisan
agreement to raise the budget caps, which will allow Congress to support
robust, sustained, and predictable funding increases for NIH in FY 2020 and
beyond and to provide dedicated funding in FY 2020 for the SCD Data
Collection program in the CDC’s Blood Disorders Division. YOU can help spread this message by
sending an email to your Senators and Representative in support of funding for
NIH and CDC.
Introduce Yourself and Hematology to the New Congress
Members of the 116th Congress, including 91 new
Representatives and 9 new Senators, have been sworn into office and have
already begun conducting legislative business.
These newly elected officials – along with returning Senators and
Representatives – need to know what hematology is and how federal programs
impact research and patients.
ASH Legislative Victory! Thank Congress for Passing Sickle Cell Disease Legislation
Legislation with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) has successfully passed both chambers of Congress! For the past several years, ASH has met with congressional offices and called on members of the ASH Grassroots Network to take action in support of the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act (S. 2465). Because of your efforts and the work of ASH Grassroots Network advocates across the country, Congress is sending this important bill to the President to be signed into law.