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Advocacy

Advocacy letters, blogs and OpEds we have written or signed on to on various issues:

2017:

LCA sends letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer voicing concerns about the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017" and how it will impact the lung cancer community. (June) 

LCA joins Trust for America’s Health by signing on a letter to the Senate opposing the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund within the CDC, Proposed in the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (H.R. 1628) at the start of FY18. (June)

LCA signs onto letter urging Congress to maintain Medicaid expansion. (June)

Letter urging the HHS to protect patient access and oppose harmful recommendations to Medicare Part B. (June)

LCA supports H.R. 1662, which would make facilities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) smoke-free. (May)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coalition requests 7.8 billion in FY18 Appropriations for CDC's Public Health Programs. (April)

Deadliest Cancer Coalition letter rejecting proposed $5.8 billion cut to NIH/NCI in FY2018 President's Skinny Budget. (March) 

Letter requesting funding in FY18 for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fight radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. (March)

Letter to Administrator Pruitt requesting specific funding in EPA's FY18 budget to support the Radon Program and the State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) Program. (March)

Joint letter with One Voice Against Cancer Coalition to oppose budget cuts and advocate increase for the NIH funding. (March)

Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus officially re-established (March)

Joint letter with American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists against cuts to EPA radon programs (March)

Partnership for safe medicines letter to Congress on counterfeit medicines (February)

Deadliest Cancers Coalition supporting NIH funding  (February)

Joint letter urging Congress to work together to complete the fiscal year 2017 appropriations process and secure funding for lung cancer within the CDMRP fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations Act. (February)

Joint letter with ACS-CAN to Senate and House addressing possible loss of key protections to access to affordable insurance coverage for patients with preexisting health conditions. (February)

OpEd: Putting Patients First (February)

Joint letter with American Lung Association and 18 lung cancer groups on Affordable Care Act (February)

One Voice Against Cancer support letter for 21st Century Cures (January)

Joint letter with ACS-CAN and 31 other national organizations requesting action on LDT oversight (January)

 

2016:

Coalition letter to CMS with comments on new reimbursements for screening (December)

Letter to United States Preventive Services Task Force on tobacco cessation (December)

One Voice Against Cancer Support Letter for 21st Century Cures (November)

Deadliest Cancer Coalition Supporting Moonshot Funding for 2017 (November)

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program in DOD Support for FY17 (November)

CDC Coalition letter supporting FY17 funding (October)

Coalition Letter to CMS against reimbursement reductions for screening (September)