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With Just One Phone Call, Help Save Thousands of Lives

Join the Congressional Butt-in TODAY

Sponsored by the Colorectal Cancer Coalition and Prevention Cancer Foundation

  • Call 1-866-615-3375 today or tomorrow to reach your Representative and Senators.
  • Urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act.
  • The bill will provide colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for Medicare.
  • Your three calls will take less than five minutes and could help save thousands of lives.

Don’t know what to say when you call?

Here are some potential talking points that you can use during your call. Remember, the key point is to ask your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act!

  • I am calling today to bring a bill to your attention that was introduced by Representatives Kay Granger and Jim McGovern along with Senators Joseph Lieberman and Kay Bailey Hutchison.
  • The Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act will create a national screening and treatment program modeled after the very successful breast and cervical cancer screening program.
  • While the recently enacted health care reform legislation will lower the cost of preventive services like colonoscopies for many Americans, the health care reform legislation will not do anything to increase awareness about the importance of early detection and screening. Today, even among those with health insurance, screening rates for colorectal cancer are much too low – less than half of those who should be screened get screened!
  • When the national breast and cervical cancer screening program was enacted in the mid-80s, the screening rate for breast cancer was around 29%. Today, that rate is close to 80%. It is time we made the same headway in the fight against colorectal cancer and enacted a national screening and treatment program for colorectal cancer.
  • Please support the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act. Colorectal cancer is a cancer that can often be prevented through regular screening beginning at age 50 or at a younger age if there is an increased risk. This bill will help educate the public and improve access to screening for those that might not otherwise be able to afford it.

Help spread the word! The more calls we make, the greater the impact.

Made possible thanks to charitable grants from Genentech and Epigenomics

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2 Comments

  1. Stacey Miller said:

    When I started my phone calls this morning, I was also asked for a Bill Number. And after searching on The Library of Congress website, I was still unable to find it.

    Do you have the Bill Number for the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Act?

    I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks so much,
    Stacey Miller

  2. Ben Basloe said:

    Stacey,

    Thank you for your question.

    The bill is newly introduced and doesn’t yet have a number. As soon as the bill is given a number we will let everyone know.

    Thanks again for your support and taking part in the Butt-In.

    Best,
    Ben

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