As Congress continues to consider legislation to improve access to care after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to share the real-world impact that federal health policy has on cancer patients and care delivery with your congressional representatives.
Since it wasn't logistically possible to organize our in-person Capitol Hill Day, ACCC was able to once again offer it's members* virtual advocacy trainings, legislative briefings, and congressional meetings.
On Wednesday, June 15, ACCC members from across the country were able to advocate for federal policies that improve access to quality care. They discussed the challenge that they–and their patients–face every day, and were able to help ensure that future legislation reflects the reality of cancer care delivery.
ACCC's legislative priorities focused on the Telehealth Monetarization Act and the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2021, and other opportunities to advocate for bills that closely impact the cancer care landscape.
We are grateful to have been able to give our members this opportunity to share their expertise and put a human face to decisions regarding federal healthcare policies.
* Participation in the ACCC Virtual Capitol Hill Day is exclusive to ACCC members as one valuable benefit of membership. If you are not a member and would like to join, please explore our membership options.
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Review Summary of Asks
Hear from the ACCC policy team as they discuss advocacy priorities, ways to best prepare yourself for your Congressional visits, and tips to start thinking about “the story” of your patients and cancer program.