Vice President Joe Biden, and his White House Middle Class Task Force, made their way to Alexandria, VA on Thursday to discuss health care and issues affecting older members of the country’s middle class. Biden led a conversation with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy-Ann DeParle and Barry Rand, CEO of the AARP.
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition was fortunate enough to be invited to attend and listen to the Vice President speak. Carlea Bauman, President of C3, was chosen to ask a question of the Vice President and concluded by asking the Administration to support the creation of a national colorectal cancer screening program for uninsured and underinsured Americans.
The Vice President, whose mother is a colorectal cancer survivor, stated that he understood the need for such a program and acknowledged the cost benefits that would come from it.
C3 would like to thank Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) for inviting the organization to attend the event.
To learn more about legislation that would create a national colorectal cancer screening program and to ask the Obama Administration for their support please click here