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Newsflash

8/19/2020
FORCE joined Medicare stakeholders and advocacy groups in calling for copay assistance for Part D beneficiaries in response to the COVID pandemic pressures.

8/14/2020
Asked HHS Secretary Azar to consider policies that increase access to anti- cancer therapies while implementing the President's executive order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access.

7/31/2020
Urged Medicare to allow use of non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test options in light of COVID; and, if a follow-up colonoscopy is needed, that it is covered with no cost-sharing for the patient.

7/20/2020
Joined 100+ patient and health care orgs to oppose a proposed Medicaid Rule that erodes prescription copay coupon assistance programs, a lifeline for people who depend on this aid for their medicines, and their health and well-being.

Statement Sets the Record Straight on AHCA and HR 1313

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Overview

May 2017 - Recent events related to proposed changes in health care and genetic privacy laws have spurred concern and uncertainty in the hereditary cancer community. Some media stories have disseminated inaccurate information, which has intensified people’s unease. We prepared this briefing to dispel some of the misinformation and allay some of the fears that have been expressed by members of our community.

This statement aims to answer questions and clarify information regarding the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR 1313), employer-based wellness programs, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). It also explains where things stand with repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and clarifies what may be considered a pre-existing condition. We encourage you to share this with friends and family in the hereditary cancer community. Please check back regularly for updates as policies on these and other issues are considered.

Statement on Health Care and Genetic Privacy

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