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Guide to the Affordable Care Act

What’s in the Affordable Care Act? The incoming Republican-controlled House and Senate, along with President-Elect Donald Trump, have announced that one of their first orders of business will be to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.  The ACA has provided insurance to 20 million previously uninsured Americans, but has […]

What's Happening in Congress

What’s Happening in Congress Congress returned from summer recess this week and has only a few weeks left to finish their work before they break before the election. The House is in session until Sept. 30, and the Senate session ends on Oct. 7. They have two big things they need to accomplish before they […]

Markup scheduled tomorrow morning for House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Budget

In advance of markup, the House Appropriations Committee today released a draft of the bill. The draft bill would give $33.3 billion for National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $1.25 billion (3.9 percent) increase from the current level. The National Cancer Institute would receive $5.3 billion, an increase of $124 million (2.4 percent) from last […]

Host Your Own Moonshot Summit

On June 29, Vice President Biden is hosting a Moonshot Summit in Washington D.C. to discuss the goals of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. You can set up your own event by bringing together members of your community who are passionate about accelerating progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care. Click here for more information […]

Join Our Monthly Advocacy Call

Interested in getting more involved in our advocacy program? Join our monthly conference call on THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd at 8:00pm EST. We’ll talk about current policy issues, what you can do, and what we’ll be working on in the coming months. Register for the call below. If you want more information, contact Maggie Klee, […]

FY17 Health Spending Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve its FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies bill. The bill gives $34 billion to the National Institutes of Health, a $2 billion increase (6.2 percent) from last year. The National Cancer Institute will receive a little more than $5.4 billion in the bill, […]

Monthly Advocacy Call Cancelled

Tonight’s Monthly Advocacy Call Is Cancelled We will back for our next call on Thursday, June 16 at 8 PM EST. For more information on upcoming calls and advocacy news, join our advocacy list. Questions? Contact Maggie Klee at 703-837-3687 or 

Medicare Part B Rule to be Finalized in March 2019

Congratulations!  Your letters and calls worked.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Monday, May 23 that they do not expect the controversial Medicare Part B drug cost-cutting demonstration rule to be finalized until March 2019. Published by CMS in March, the proposed Medicare Part B would change the add-on percentage of […]

Great news for Prevention! FDA Announces New Rules on E-Cigarettes

Great news for Prevention! FDA Announces New Rules on E-Cigarettes The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just released the final details of a long awaited rule to regulate all tobacco products-including e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, and cigars.   Finally, these products will be regulated and tobacco companies will no longer be able to target the youth. […]

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Listen to April's Advocacy Call

Missed our monthly conference call? You can listen to the recording below. Our calls are the fourth Thursday of the month at 8:00pm EST.  Hope you can join us for the next one!