Legislative Action Center
Your Right to Early Detection is Under Attack
States Target Coverage of Early Detection Tools
State legislators, empowered by the draft recommendations of the United State Preventive Services Task Force, have targeted life-saving early detection tests and diagnostic tools under the guise of fiscal restraint.
In Virginia, a bill has been introduced that would repeal state-mandated health insurance benefits that are not included as essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.
In Vermont, a bill has been filed to eliminate the state mandate requiring insurance coverage of PSA tests.
How does this affect you? You should be concerned about policy makers making decisions that affect your access to tools and care that allow you to live a longer, healthier life. These actions could affect your ability to get tested for cancer and other diseases as early as next year. Don’t wait – get involved today.
Contact David today about getting involved in your state today. You can also check out the state section of ZERO's Legislative Action Center for ways to get involved and contact your elected officials.
Just because there is no pending legislation listed for your state does not mean nothing is happening where you live. That’s why ZERO needs your help to stay on top of what’s happening in your hometown and around the country. Want to do more to advocate for prostate cancer testing and research on a local level? Contact David to get involved today.
Take Action - Write Congress Today!Congress will soon begin to consider budgets for federal programs, departments and agencies. Research funding for prostate cancer is advancing rapidly, but federal funding for research is starting to fall behind.
Write Congress today to remind them about the importance of research funding to American families. Click here now.
Get Involved Today
There are many ways you can help in the fight against prostate cancer. One of the most important commitments you can make is to become a leader in community. This can be as simple as reaching out to others affected by the disease, engaging your local elected officials about prostate cancer, or hosting an event at your home to raise awareness.
As an advocate leader, you can work with ZERO to activate others you know to support your fight to end prostate cancer. If you would like to learn more about organizing a prostate cancer activist group in your area or to set up a training session, contact David Buckner, Director of Constituent Affairs and Advocacy. David will work with you to map out a strategy, provide the support you need, and keep you updated on national efforts.
Something you can do right now is to Tell Your Friends. By activating your network, you multiply your effectiveness as an advocate.
Click here for a complete list of State and Federal bills introduced in the current legislative session.
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