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Wanted: 100 U.S. Representatives

H.R. 4120 has 37 cosponsors, but your help is needed to push the number to 100 by the end of September. Colorectal cancer screening is covered under Medicare without cost sharing (or co-pay), but if a Medicare patient undergoes a screening colonoscopy during which a polyp or other tissue is removed, that patient is required to pay. This policy is unfair, confusing and deters individuals from receiving a test that could save their lives. Earlier this year, H.R. 4120, the ‘‘Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012,” was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA). H.R. 4120 would waive a Medicare beneficiary’s coinsurance

Free Colorectal Screening Kits in St. Cloud, MN

During March pick up a free colorectal cancer screening kit, complete it at home, and mail it back. Immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) screening kits are are available at the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital and at the Coborn Cancer Center. Reminder from the folks at CentraCare Health System: This screening does not replace a colonoscopy, which is the best method to detect colorectal cancer. To schedule your colonoscopy, please call CentraCare Digestive Center at (320) 229-4916.

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