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2021

7/21/2021 - Lisa Schlager, FORCE VP of Public Policy, made remarks in support of the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act, which aims to preserve access to screening mammograms with no cost-sharing for women ages 40-49.

7/1/2021 - Effective today, North Carolina's Medicaid program will cover genetic counseling and BRCA mutation testing for those who have "higher than average risk" for the development of certain cancers based on specific personal and/or family history of the disease.

6/30/2021 - FORCE added its support to a letter sent to Senate HELP Committee leadership urging the prioritization of diagnostics reform on behalf of the In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Reform Coalition and the communities it represents.

5/21/2021 - Joined the Defense Health Research Consortium in a letter asking House and Senate leadership to continue support for the defense health research programs funded through the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

3/31/2021 - Expressed support for legislation (S.5355/A.2151) that would establish genetic counseling as a licensed profession in the state of New York.

3/16/2021 - Signed on to support the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021 (H.R. 1946), which will give CMS authority to cover blood-based multi-cancer early detection tests and future test methods, once approved by the FDA.

2/17/2021 - In a letter to President Biden, underscored the urgency of prioritizing access to the COVID-19 vaccine for patients with active cancer and survivors of cancer.

2/4/2021 - Joined a group of 75 organizations in a letter to HHS expressing concern that new Medicare Payment Modernization models proposed by the prior administration could jeopardize access to medically necessary prescription drugs and harm patients with serious illnesses.

1/28/2021 - Teamed up with other leading U.S. cancer organizations to endorse the resumption of cancer screening/treatment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to support the Cancer Won't Wait and Neither Should You campaign.

1/26/2021 - Submitted written comment and testified and in favor of genetic counselor licensure at the Maryland General Assembly's Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee hearing on proposed legislation.

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