Congress Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer Deaths
The science is clear. If Americans received regular screenings for colon cancer, thousands of colon cancer deaths could be prevented each year. But, for too many Americans, the screenings either aren't covered by their health insurance or they can't afford the out-of-pocket costs.
Congress can change that. New legislation championed by ACS CAN will have a direct impact on reducing colon cancer deaths. It will lead to better prevention and early detection of colon cancer and improved access to treatment.
- Lifting a financial burden for people living on a fixed income, allowing men and women on Medicare to receive these important screenings without risking coinsurance
- Increasing screening rates and reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: Saving Lives and Saving Dollars
About the Legislation
The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2015.
The Act, H.R. 1220 and S. 624, is being championed by Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). You can find and read the bills at www.congress.gov.