- Join ASH in Contacting Your Elected Officials to Protect Access to Health Care
ASH recently sent a letter to all 100 Senators expressing the Society’s opposition to the Graham-Cassidy Amendment and urging them to protect access to affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans. However, your elected officials also need to hear from you.
- Tell Congress to End Sequestration and Raise the Caps
ASH is participating in the Non-Defense Discretionary United (NDD United) coalition’s efforts to raise Congress’s mandatory spending caps and end sequestration. ASH and NDD United will be presenting a letter signed by more than 2,000 groups to all congressional offices demanding that Congress end sequestration through a bipartisan budget deal.
- Contact Your Elected Officials in Support of CDC Funding
Your elected officials need to hear from you about the importance of the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
- Contact Your North Carolina State Senator in Support of H. 206
The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act (H.206) 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. It is important you reach out to ask for your North Carolina state Senator's support.
- 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 non-defense 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.
- Contact Your Michigan State Senator to Support SB 492
Legislation has been introduced in the Michigan Legislature that would ensure that patients have access and insurance coverage for all anti-cancer regimens regardless of the form that they take. Senate Bill 492 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.