The Senate Appropriations Committee has released initial details on the second, domestic supplemental they are currently crafting. It appears the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be provided with an additional $500 million under the legislation, the same amount C3 has been advocating for.
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed Michelle’s Law. C3 has been a strong supporter of this legislation, which would allow seriously ill or injured college students to take up to one year of medical leave without losing their health insurance.
Last August during the presidential primary, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) held the first ever LIVESTRONG Presidential Cancer Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On July 24, 2008, the LAF will hold a follow up event in Columbus, Ohio, to continue this important dialogue.
Late Tuesday night Congress successfully averted a 10.6 percent cut to the Medicare physician reimbursement rate just before it was scheduled to take affect at midnight. Congress voted to override the president’s veto of H.R. 6331, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act.
Under considerable pressure from physician and patient groups, many Republicans split with the president and vote in favor of an override. The House of Representatives voted 383 to 41 to override while the Senate voted 70 to 26. Both well above the required 2/3 majority.
Formerly White House Press Secretary, Snow was diagnosed with colon cancer in February of 2005. He had surgery and chemotherapy. His cancer was in remission until a recurrence in his liver in March, 2007.
His mother also died of colon cancer when Snow was a teenager and she was 38. Read the rest of this entry »