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Advocacy Update - June 12, 2012
06.12.12
Oral Chemo Legislation is on the Move and in the News
  • California's AB 1000 will have its Senate Health Committee Hearing in Sacramento on June 27th. Your voice matters!
  • Louisiana and Delaware Governors Jindal and Markell signed oral parity legislation into law. Thanks to all who took action on both of these critical bills!
    Delaware Bill Signing
  • Postcards for Parity is off to a great start with more than 30 folks across the country involved. Join the team today!
  • The Washington Post talks to Advocacy Director Arin Assero about the high cost of oral chemotherapy


Virtual Federal Lobby Day Coming Up on June 26th

On June 26th, the Patients Equal Access Coalition (PEAC), a coalition of organizations representing cancer patients and providers, will be holding a lobby day in support of HR 2746, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act. PEAC's efforts have led to more than 30 bi-partisan co-sponsors on HR 2746, and we hope to gain even more this summer. IMF advocates are encouraged to participate in our lobby day from home with our virtual lobby day component.
Put June 26th on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

Help Us Inform Your Community

The Advocacy Team has been hard at work with your help passing oral chemotherapy parity legislation and now we are taking it one step further.

We have developed an educational tool that gives an overview of each state law and the impact the law will have on patients as well as information about who to contact if your insurance company isn't complying.

We want to make sure that your clinicians, nurses, and fellow patients are kept up-to-date on the laws in your state, but we need your help to spread the word! Read More


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