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112th Congress and Health Care Reform

Posted by PCF Admin on January 27th, 2011 | No Comments »

Advocacy - You don’t have to be a political wonk to understand that the actions of Congress will affect your everyday life. One of the most debated topics over the upcoming two years is likely to be the status of health care reform, and it is important that you understand and weigh in on the debate. You’ve probably heard that one of the first acts of the new 112th Congress was to vote to repeal health care reform. What does this mean for the law that was enacted last year? Well, at the moment, nothing. The current House of Representatives  is only one chamber of Congress. So while the House has passed a repeal, the Senate would also have to pass legislation and the President would have to sign the bill for it to become law. It is unlikely that a bill repealing the law would be signed by President Obama. But just because it is unlikely, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore the healthcare hubbub! In fact, many states are challenging the healthcare reform bill within the courts as well. The new majority in the House generally believes that the healthcare law will increase spending and increase taxes.The champions of the health care reform law argue that the ...

Events Large & Small Helping #2PreventCancer!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on January 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Events - Living in Washington, DC, one of the most expensive cities for young professionals in the United States, makes it difficult to set aside money for weekend activities, let alone charitable contributions. I often hear this from friends across the country: “I want to donate, but I don’t have much to give.” In my job as a Development Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I see donations of all amounts, from $5 to $550,000, and each ...

Boosting Your Willpower

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on January 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Do you feel overwhelmed by too many goals? Learn a step-by-step approach to feel motivated and achieve your objectives. Sometimes willpower is a lot like the television remote control — hard to find just when you want it most. Whether you're trying to lose weight, stop smoking, get to the gym regularly, win a promotion or pay off some debts, developing your sense of willpower is an important part of changing any behavior. We all know that ...

Marcus Plescia, MD to be Thursday Dialogue for Action Keynote

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on | No Comments »

Conferences / Regular Screening - We’ve already told you how delighted we are that Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, will be the Friday keynote speaker at the 2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. Now, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce Marcus Plescia, MD, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the ...