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Keeping it Brief: Short-Term Limited Duration Plans

It’s been awhile since Congress has directly addressed the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA), but that does not mean the issue is dormant. Over the past 6 months, we have seen actions from the Executive Branch and Congress that will affect the way the ACA is…

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Watching Advocacy Make An Impact

March 2018 has been a whirlwind. We’ve seen advocates coast to coast showing up to events that promote awareness, encourage screenings, and push for better policies for patients and their families. As the leader for advocacy in the colorectal community, we are particularly proud of…

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2018 Call-on Congress Day Two Recap

Day 2 of Call-on Congress was packed with information, training and planning for Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates’ Hill Day on Mar. 20. The main theme throughout Day 2? The power of advocacy. The day started by welcoming Fight CRC’s junior advocates on stage. This year,…

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2018 Call-on Congress Day One Recap

 For the 12th year in a row, advocates from all over the country are attending Call-on Congress in Washington, D.C. Fight Colorectal Cancer organizes this event every year to bring together those affected by colorectal cancer and take them to Capitol Hill, where they…

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What to do if you’re not at Call-on Congress this week

While today is full of green, tomorrow we plan to turn everything BLUE. Whether you can’t make it to D.C. for personal or health reasons (or because we unfortunately sold out fast!) there’s still hope- You can join us from HOME! How to Join Call-on…

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Colorectal Cancer Patients to Congress:  Help Save Lives!

For the twelfth straight year, advocates of Fight Colorectal Cancer will travel to Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers for their support in the prevention, detection and treatment of colorectal cancer. This year, 150 advocates will travel in from all across the U.S. and Puerto Rico…

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White House Announces March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

The White House has issued an official press release that shares the national proclamation recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We received a presidential proclamation in 2014 for the first time since 2001 followed by proclamations in 2015 and 2016. On June 30, 2017, alongside 14 organizations, we…

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How the Individual Mandate Repeal will Impact YOU

This week, the House and Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the tax system that included a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate. The individual mandate is a policy aimed at encouraging Americans to purchase health insurance by levying a financial penalty…

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How the tax reform bill affects colorectal cancer patients

The Senate and House are working to reconcile their tax reform bills this week and all eyes are on Capitol Hill. While the legislation would bring about wide-ranging changes in our tax system, it is also poised to have a significant impact on our nation’s…

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ACA Update: Trump’s Executive Order

ACA Update: How Trump’s Executive Order and Cost-Sharing Reduction Payment Announcement Will Affect Access to Healthcare Last week, with a few strokes of his pen, President Trump made a number of changes to the current healthcare system. On Thursday, October 12, President Trump signed an…

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