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

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