Happy Anniversary Medicare & Medicaid

Programs such as Medicare and Medicaid are an essential part of American society. But it wasn’t always that way. Fifty years ago today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) were established and through the course of time these programs…  Read More

Advocate Spotlight: Kristin Keesen

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: advocacy isn’t for the faint of heart! Persistence is a key theme for many of our advocates. Kristin Keesen, stage III survivor and Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) member’s efforts recently paid…  Read More

Medicare Now Covers Stool DNA Screening Test Cologuard

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Cologuard is now covered for Medicare patients based on a CMS National Coverage Decision. This is exciting news as most people who are already enrolled in Medicare will…  Read More

FDA approves first non-invasive DNA test for colorectal cancer

Big news in the colorectal cancer prevention and screening community yesterday! In a never-before-seen move, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) jointly proposed Cologuard as a new option for colorectal cancer screening.…  Read More

Fight Colorectal Cancer Thanks Bipartisan Leaders for Requesting a Fix from the White House on a Medicare Error Impacting Colorectal Cancer Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Key congressional committee members send letter to White House pointing out contradictions in Medicare law, asking for the removal of a “counterproductive, inconsistent and unfair” policy involving cost-sharing for colonoscopy.  Alexandria, Va. – May 30, 2014 –…  Read More

Why Do Drugs Cost So Much?

by Chris Adams A response to A Tale of Two Drugs, an article by Barry Werth published in the MIT Technology Review Oct. 2013 Drug prices. Why are they so high? In a recent article for the MIT Technology Review,…  Read More