Support the Removing Barriers to CRC Screening Act
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio introduced legislation
S. 2348: Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2014; now S.624 of 2015
to correct an oversight in the current healthcare law requiring patients to pay coinsurance for screenings if polyps are found. We are asking you to speak from the GI/endoscopy perspective to encourage our senators from Wisconsin to remove all barriers to colorectal cancer screening. A previous H.R 4120 bill was introduced by Rep. Charles Dent from Pennsylvania in the 112th Congress but has not been acted on. In fact, it died!
Call Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson today and ask that they support this legislation to remove the copay requirement.
You can also send an email or letter to your senator via ASGE’s CapWiz system. A form letter is provided and your senators will be contacted based on the contact information you provide.
As of July 8, 2016, this bill sits in the Senate Finance Committee… Please talk to your legislators to pass it and save lives!