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CMS Decides to Put Treatment Decisions in the Hands of Insurers

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

On August 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance giving Medicare Advantage (MA) plans (private insurance plans approved by Medicare that cover hospital and medical expenses) the option of applying prior authorization and step therapy for physician-administered and other Medicare Part B drugs (effective January 1, 2019) stating that this policy change will lower costs, improve quality of life, and ensure that patients receive the most preferred treatment.

Advocate Spotlight: Marcia Donziger, Denver, Colorado

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of July and her passion for helping all those impacted by cancer and their families. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Affiliates on the Hill

Friday, June 29, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our affiliate leaders visits on Capitol Hill this month and their individual experiences with advocacy. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Libby Mullin, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of May and her years in advocacy on Capitol Hill and with her own consulting practice. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Lee Tomlinson, Los Angeles, California

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Each month, the Cancer Policy Insitute will be profiling advocates who have been engaged in advocacy in their home state, their community, with elected officials, and more. Read on to learn more about our featured advocate for the month of April and his passion for promoting patient-centered, heart-driven compassionate care. If you are interested in learning more about policy, advocacy, and ways to get involved, sign up to be a part of the Grassroots Network!

Advocate Spotlight: Miranda Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"Having a personal connection to an issue is part of what will make the work that you do resonate with so many people. It will drive your passion to do more research, learn about the issue, and look for ways in which you can contribute and help people."

Read more from Miranda about discovering the importance of being an advocate and sharing your story.

Advocate Spotlight: Bev Soult, President/CEO of CSC Central Ohio

Thursday, February 1, 2018

"By becoming an advocate, at any level, we are able to unify our organization throughout the nation and become one voice for Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club, advocating for all cancer patients and survivors."

Read more from Bev about her own experience in advocacy, and her advice for those wanting to get more involved.

A National Day of Action in the Fight to #SaveCHIP

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Leading children’s health, medical, and advocacy organizations around the country have designated today, January 10, 2018, as a National Day of Action to #SaveCHIP. Today, take a moment to call or email your federal legislators and ask them to extend current CHIP funding NOW.

Act Now: Making a Difference in Cancer Policy

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This month, we’re continuing our Many Faces of Advocacy campaign by highlighting policy advocacy. Policy advocacy is probably what you first think of when you hear the word “advocacy.” A cancer policy advocate pushes for changes in government that will improve the lives of people affected by cancer. This can come in many forms, from writing a letter to your congressional representatives to spreading the word about important legislation using social media.

CSC on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cancer Support Community participated in the September 30th briefings on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of the protected classes for Medicare beneficiaries facing cancer diagnoses.

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