As Congress continues to deliberate reforms to our healthcare system and decide how to move forward during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to speaking with representatives on Capitol Hill and share the real-world impact that federal health policy has on cancer patients and care delivery in your community.
Since it wasn't logistically possible to organize our in-person Capitol Hill Day this year, ACCC was able to offer it's members* a new way to experience advocacy trainings, legislative briefings, and Congressional meetings from the comfort of their home or office.
On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 43 of our members (all from different backgrounds, including physicians, pharmacists, administrators, financial advocates, nurses, and more) attended over 70 virtual meetings in 24 states.
Our members were be able to advocate for federal policies that improve access to quality cancer care. And discussed the challenges that they—and their patients—face every day. They were able to help ensure that future legislation reflects the reality of cancer care delivery.
ACCC's legislative priorities focused on the Telehealth Modernization Act and the Safe Step Act of 2021, and other opportunities to advocate for bills that closely impact the cancer care landscape.
We're 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.
The bill was introduced by Representatives Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-De) in the House and by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in the Senate.
*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.
Community Cancer and Congress Reps Meet on 'Virtual Hill'
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