Health Legislation

On the State and Federal level, legislation is passed every year that affects our access to healthcare as well as the quality and affordability of our health care. We fight for legislation that will improve the health of all adults and children across the country.​

Coalition letter to CMS on Lecanemab approval and maintaining their coverage decision

We applaud your National Coverage Determination limited coverage of this class of drugs solely to patients participating in clinical trials following the approval of aducanamab (Aduhelm) by the FDA. The FDA approved Biogen and Eisai’s lecanemab today, and we urge you to hold firm to your decision to prioritize patient safety and the scientific credibility of CMS’s coverage decisions.

Joint Letter from from Cancer Groups and Patient-Centered Nonprofits about VALID Act in Omnibus

We are writing to express our strong support for your bipartisan support for the VALID Act earlier this year, and to urge you to include it in the Omnibus Spending bill with a few small improvements. Our concern is that women and men who are at high risk of breast cancer or other types of cancer are not currently able to have confidence that genetic tests used for screening and diagnosis.

Coalition Letter To Senate HELP And Energy And Commerce Committee On User Fee Reauthorization Legislation

It is critically important that House and Senate committees work together to consolidate differences between the Food and Drug Amendments Act (H.R. 7667), which passed the House of Representatives on June 8, and the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (S. 4348), which passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee on June 15.

Coalition Letter to Senate HELP and Energy and Commerce Committee on User fee reauthorization legislation

We write to urge you to expeditiously consolidate the two pieces of legislation to reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs for medical products. We request your consideration on reform to the accelerated approval pathway, clinical trial diversity, and new oversight of dietary supplements, cosmetics, and lab-developed diagnostic tests.