Medicare covers screening colonoscopies at 100%, but if polyps are removed during the screening procedure, beneficiaries become responsible for paying coinsurance of roughly 20%. This additional and unexpected cost is a major deterrent to screening seniors, the population at highest risk for CRC.
This issue is a top priority for Fight Colorectal Cancer, as it has been for the past three Congresses. Most recently, the bill to correct this oversight received 328 combined co-sponsors in the 114th Congress.
We're asking members of Congress to co-sponsor the bill, and if they've already co-sponsored we're asking them to push for committee action.
Email Congress today and request support for the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (HR 1017/S 479)!
Are you ready to share your story and raise awareness to change policy? That’s what our advocacy program is all about! All year long you can find Fight CRC advocates working in coalitions and with policymakers and regulatory agencies. We do this to build strong relationships with leaders and ensure the patient voice is at the center of important policy decisions. Your action speaks volumes!
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