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2019 Call-on Congress Day Two Recap

Photography: Brian Threlkeld Day 2 of Call-on Congress was just as busy as day 1, with advocates learning what it takes to have a successful congressional meeting during Hill Day. Aubree Thelen, Grassroots Advocacy Manager for Fight CRC, kicked things off by talking about the…

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2019 Call-on Congress Day One Recap

Photography: Brian Threlkeld Washington, DC is a sea of blue for the thirteenth year in a row. Colorectal cancer advocates from all over the country are currently attending the 13th annual Call-On Congress, which is Fight Colorectal Cancer’s largest annual advocacy event. The event unites…

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New Congress, New Goal

New Congress, New Goal: The Medicare Loophole Bill in the 116th Congress In 2019, our goal is to get 80% of the new Members of Congress to sign on as cosponsors to the Medicare loophole bill while educating 100% of these new Members. For the…

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150 Advocates Head to The Hill

Over 150 Advocates to Arrive in Washington, D.C. During March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month to Break Down Barriers to Screening. Fight Colorectal Cancer will prepare advocates for a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with legislative staff to discuss removing barriers to preventative screening Fight…

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Ten Years of Advocacy

Marsha Baker is a Fight CRC advocate and member of the Grassroots Action Committee. She lost her father to colon cancer. This March will mark ten years since I attended my first Call-on Congress with my two sisters. It had been just nine months since…

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Join Call-on Congress from Home!

Whether you can’t make it to D.C. for personal or health reasons (or because we sold out fast!) there’s still hope: you can join Call-on Congress (ConC) from the comfort of your own home or visit congress members in your district! If you’re one of…

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White House Proclaims March as CRC Awareness Month

The White House has issued an official press release announcing a presidential proclamation recognizing March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014, we received a presidential proclamation for the first time since 2001, followed by proclamations in 2015, 2016, and 2018. On January 14th,…

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What You Need to Know About Texas v. U.S.

We know you have been hearing a lot lately about the recent lawsuit involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There is a lot of information out there so we thought we’d break it down into the most important things you need to know. What is…

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Update on Short-Term Limited-Duration Health Plans

Earlier this year, the Trump Administration finalized a rule expanding short-term limited-duration health plans. As a reminder, these health plans do not have to comply with many of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) patient protections — they can exclude coverage for pre-existing conditions, impose lifetime…

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Fight CRC Joins Groups to Call on Lowering the Screening Age

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has joined 21 public health and patient advocacy groups in submitting a letter to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) requesting it reconsider its 2016 colorectal cancer screening recommendation before its currently scheduled review in 2021. The request follows a…

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