The DIVERSE Trials Act (H.R. 5030/S. 2706) could increase racial, socioeconomic and geographic diversity in clinical trials and make it easier for all cancer patients to participate.
Congress Must Prioritize Affordable Cancer Care in the Budget Reconciliation Package
In a recent poll, 51% of cancer patients and survivors report incurring medical debt as a result of their cancer care. Of those patients, 45% have delayed or avoided medical care for serious issues as a result of the debt they incurred. As Congress considers budget reconciliation legislation, ACS CAN urges lawmakers to help cancer patients and survivors with significant and rising cancer care costs by:
- Extending ehanced Affordable Care Act subsidies
- Closing the Medicaid coverage gap
- Creating a Medicare Part D cap and smoothing mechanism