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Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation
Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation
Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation
Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation
Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation
Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation
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Camile Bonta Call-on Congress 2012 9.30am Presentation

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Legislative review for ConC2012

Legislative review for ConC2012

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  • 1. 2012 Call-on Congress Brief Overview of Legislative Agenda
  • 2. Legislative Goals <ul><li>Fund Colorectal Cancer Research </li></ul><ul><li>Fund Colorectal Cancer Prevention Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening </li></ul>
  • 3. Legislative Priorities <ul><li>Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Colonoscopy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct oversight in current law that requires Medicare beneficiaries to pay coinsurance when their colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy also involves the removal of polyps or other tissue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The liability of coinsurance serves as a disincentive to colorectal cancer screening colonoscopy. Removing this barrier will increase access and improve rates of screening. </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Legislative Priorities <ul><li>Funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase funding for the CDC CRCCP in fiscal year 2013 so the program can be expanded nationally. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CRCCP provides federal dollars to state colorectal cancer screening programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Majority of funds are used for education and awareness. Funds can also be used for screening. </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Legislative Priorities <ul><li>Funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase funding for the DoD PRCRP in fiscal year 2013. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program funds research for colorectal cancer. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant awards tend to be for high-risk/high-reward, innovative research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research must be for designated cancers relevant to service members. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Legislative Priorities <ul><li>Funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NCI in fiscal year 2013. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCI funds important colorectal cancer research, including clinical trials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NIH funding is at risk of flat or decreased funding. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Legislative Priorities <ul><li>H.R. 893 - Fight Colorectal Cancer Stamp Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorizes USPS to issue a semipostal, or fundraising, colorectal cancer stamp. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funds raised will supplement, not supplant, federal funding for colorectal cancer research and prevention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative funding sources are important in the current difficult budget environment. </li></ul></ul>

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