Call to Action for Cancer Care Improvement Act

Representatives Lois Capps and Charles Boustany have introduced the Comprehensive Cancer Care Improvement Act (H.R. 1844), which would improve care for lymphoma patients by encouraging comprehensive cancer care planning from the point of diagnosis through primary treatment and into survivorship. Remember: legislators will not support the bill unless they hear from you!

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) encourages every member of the lymphoma community to contact their U.S. Representative and urge them to co-sponsor this important legislation. Call your Representative, and using the talking points below, tell them we need their support! You may reach your Representative via the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Ask the operator to transfer you to your Representative's office.

Talking Points For Phone Calls To U.S. Representatives

  • • Tell staff you are calling to urge your Representative to co-sponsor the Comprehensive Cancer Care Improvement Act, H.R. 1844.
  • • The bill would encourage heath care providers to: 1) develop a written cancer care plan for patients and 2) review the details of the plan with their patients before treatment begins and then again at the conclusion of their treatment.
  • • The bill would also allow Medicare to reimburse physicians for the time required to develop and communicate these plans to patients, an important consideration as the majority of U.S cancer patients are beneficiaries of that program.
  • • Add any personal connection to lymphoma that you wish to share and/ or why this legislation would help you, your family, or someone you know whose life has been affected by lymphoma.
  • • Ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Comprehensive Cancer Care Improvement Act by contacting the offices of Representatives Lois Capps or Charles Boustany.
  • • Remember to leave your name and address, so that your Representative can follow-up and inform you whether he or she co-sponsored the bill.

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