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Advocacy Update - June 2013
06.21.13
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Half the Country Now has Cancer Treatment Fairness Measures
As the Bill TurnsThis month Nevada and Florida joined the ranks of 23 other states by passing state legislation to ensure that insurance policies do not charge more than $100 per prescription for oral anticancer treatments. Legislation is still active in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. Read more in the 4th Episode of As the Bill Turns...

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Make Your Voice Count!
10 StepsThis summer the Myeloma ACTION Team is organizing advocates from across the country to meet with their members of Congress and ask for their support of HR1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. Are you interested in attending or organizing a meeting with your Representative? We have broken down the process into 10 easy steps to help you participate in the political process. Click here to view the slideshow and then contact Aimee with your interest.

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Congratulations to June Advocate of the Month, Barb Sarbaugh!
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Barb's advocacy participation started last summer when she learned about Postcards for Parity. "I am not a group leader, I am not a medical expert, but I can explain the issue and encourage people to sign the cards. There are many in our group who are struggling and should not have additional concerns about finances on top of the medical concerns about this nasty disease that we all face. Anything that we can do to alleviate the financial hardship is worthwhile, in my opinion." Read More

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Live in New Jersey? Want to Learn More About Health Reform?
On Wednesday, July 17, experts from the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will be speaking in Princeton, New Jersey on the details of the new health insurance program in New Jersey and the impact on cancer patients. Health Reform and You: Navigating the Changing Health Insurance System in New Jersey is for all cancer patients and family members who want to learn about health care reform and how it will affect them. Register Today!

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