Highlights from Capitol Hill Day 2017
During a lunch address on Wednesday, Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY), who co-sponsors the Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017 (H.R. 1409), stressed the importance of Capitol Hill Day to ACCC members, "Your constituents are our constituents," and "your presence here [on Capitol Hill] is very important."
ACCC members advocated on behalf of their cancer patients for access to quality care and affordable insurance coverage, a commitment to value-based care, increased funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research, and the Cancer Drug Parity Act of 2017 (H.R. 1409).
See What Capitol Hill Day 2017 Participants Have to Say
CarolinaEast Health System
[ACCC Capitol Hill Day] has piqued my interest in doing more advocacy. Melanie Lutz, MSN, BSN, OCN
Catawba Valley Medical Center
Having an opportunity to have a voice and the mentoring from ACCC on how to approach [advocating on Hill Day] were invaluable. Robin Hearne, MS, RN
The Outer Banks Hospital