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21st Century Cures Passes the House

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Earlier today the House of Representatives passed H.R.6, the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 344-77, with only 70 Republicans voting against the bill.  The legislation would provide an additional $9.3 billion in mandatory funding over the next five years to fund the National Institutes of Health and establish a Cures Innovation Fund to support work toward breakthroughs in biomedical research. It also provides $550 million in added funding to the Food and Drug ...

Support the 21st Century Cures Act, But Say NO to the Brat Amendment

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 9th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Earlier this week, we asked our advocates to write to their Representatives to vote yes on H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. Today, the House will begin debating the 21st Century Cures Act including a vote on an amendment that threatens the power of this bill to fund research and save lives. The Brat Amendment, filed by Representative Dave Brat (R-VA), would undermine one of the fundamental promises of the 21st Century Cures Act: ...

“Affordable Healthcare Stands” says Supreme Court!

Posted by Jeanne Ellinport on June 26th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today the underinsured and those who obtained health insurance for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, won a great victory as the Supreme Court ruled to preserve Affordable Care Act subsidies for 6.4 million people who live in areas without state-backed exchanges.

The Progress of Prevention—The Culmination of 20 Years of Advocacy

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on May 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

This post originally appeared on the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship blog. Twenty years ago NCCS defined quality cancer care to include a full spectrum of necessary services for cancer patients. These included primary and secondary prevention, early detection, initial treatment, supportive therapies to manage pain, nausea, fatigue, and infections, long-term follow-up, psychosocial services, palliative care, hospice care, and bereavement counseling.  This principle, and all of the imperatives for quality cancer care, are as valuable and ...

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