Ways To Help

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  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Ask the members of the FL Senate Appropriations committee to Help Cancer Patients in Florida

    It is critical for patients in Florida to have access to the right therapies at the right time. Step Therapy is a tool that insurers commonly use to control their drug costs.

    However, a recently introduced bill, SB1354 and HB1001, would implement measures to reduce the treatment approval time—because cancer patients cannot afford to wait any longer. This bill would improve the lives of cancer patients and their families by improving the safety and effectiveness of step therapy protocols.

    Your senator’s support is crucial to the success of this bill that would make much-needed treatments accessible to cancer patients across Florida.

    Click here to urge the members of the FL Senate Appropriations Committee to support SB1354/HB1001 (please note: you will need to log in before you can take action.)

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Thank your Legislator for voting yes on HB 1254

    Today, the Louisiana House of Representatives unanimously passed The Patient Right to Treatment Act, House Bill 1254. This is a huge win for blood cancer patients in our state!

    This bill would protect patients with terminal conditions like cancer from being unfairly denied treatment based upon their expected length of life. Unfortunately, last year, Oregon began denying treatment to Medicaid recipients based upon their expected length of life, and we want to be sure that practice does not expand to Louisiana, which has a long history of strong patient protections.

    The House passage of this measure is an important step in safeguarding Louisiana patients’ access to treatment, especially at a time when innovation in cancer cures is happening every day.

    Take action today to thank your legislator for voting yes on HB 1254!

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Ask your Rep./Senator to Vote “YES” on SB 148!

    Far too many Kentucky residents cannot afford the anti-cancer they need because oral and other patient-administered drugs are not covered equally by their insurance companies.

    But SB 148 would put much-needed treatment back in the hands of Kentucky's cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover patient-administered and physician-administered cancer treatments equally.

    The vote is expected as early as this week. Can we count on your help to make sure that it gets the support it needs to pass?
    Click here to urge your state representative/senators to ask them to vote YES on this crucial bill that will improve the lives of cancer patients across Kentucky. (Please note: you will need to log in to take action.)

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Make Sure HB 943 Truly Helps Patients

    Last week the Georgia House passed HB 943, which imposes a $200 out-of-pocket cap, for patients taking oral anticancer treatments. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF), and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) oppose HB 943 and are calling on the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee to amend HB 943 to a $50 cap. 

    LLS works on oral anticancer treatment bills across the country and passing this law will not properly help all the cancer patients in Georgia.  This limited bill will also negatively impact the 21 states that have yet to implement similar legislation.

    You can help stop this bad policy from becoming law by contacting members of the Senate Insurance Committee right now!

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Stand with cancer patients: advance cures and improve access to life-saving therapies!

    Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with cancer this week. Your voice now can help more of them survive.

    This spring, LLS patient-advocates will be on Capitol Hill working to support research towards cures and improve access to treatment. There is legislation in Congress that, if passed, could make a huge difference for cancer patients and their families.

    • The Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S. 1365/ H.R. 2827) will ensure that seniors with cancer can access the medications they need without being held back by insurance companies' restrictive "specialty tiers" drug designations.
    • The Patients' Access to Treatments Act would end harmful "specialty tiers" drug pricing that makes it harder for patients to afford the treatments they need – ending this practice would give patients the treatments they need to survive.

    Advance cures and improve access – declare it by sending your letter to Congress today, and we'll personally deliver your name to Congress on May 7th.

  • Ask your Representative to Vote “YES” on SB668!

     

  • End Childhood Cancer: Support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


    Each year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. We can help them.

    The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would take the revenue from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and reassign it to fund a 10-year NIH study to improve treatments for childhood cancer, diabetes, and many other pediatric diseases.

    Recently, this promising bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support. Now we need to encourage Senate Majority Leader Reid to bring Kids First to a vote on the Senate floor. Fill out the fields below to ask your Senators to urge Senator Reid to make Kids First a top priority.

  • End Childhood Cancer: Support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


    Each year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. We can help them.

    The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would take the revenue from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and reassign it to fund a 10-year NIH study to improve treatments for childhood cancer, diabetes, and many other pediatric diseases.

    Recently, this promising bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support. Now we need to encourage Senate Majority Leader Reid to bring Kids First to a vote on the Senate floor. Fill out the fields below to ask your Senators to urge Senator Reid to make Kids First a top priority.

  • End Childhood Cancer: Support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


    Each year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. We can help them.

    The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would take the revenue from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and reassign it to fund a 10-year NIH study to improve treatments for childhood cancer, diabetes, and many other pediatric diseases.

    Recently, this promising bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support. Now we need to encourage Senate Majority Leader Reid to bring Kids First to a vote on the Senate floor. Fill out the fields below to ask your Senators to urge Senator Reid to make Kids First a top priority.

  • End Childhood Cancer: Support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


    Each year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer. We can help them.

    The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would take the revenue from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and reassign it to fund a 10-year NIH study to improve treatments for childhood cancer, diabetes, and many other pediatric diseases.

    Recently, this promising bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support. Now we need to encourage Senate Majority Leader Reid to bring Kids First to a vote on the Senate floor. Fill out the fields below to ask your Senators to urge Senator Reid to make Kids First a top priority.

  • End Childhood Cancer: Support the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act


    Each year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with blood cancer. We can help them.

    The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act would take the revenue from the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and reassign it to fund a 10-year NIH study to improve treatments for childhood cancer, diabetes, and many other pediatric diseases.

    Recently, this promising bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support. Now we need to encourage Senate Majority Leader Reid to bring Kids First to a vote on the Senate floor. Fill out the fields below to ask your Senators to urge Senator Reid to make Kids First a top priority.

  • Urge Missouri elected officials to pass fair and equal treatment coverage for all cancer patients

    Cancer patients and their families need updated laws and more support to live better, longer lives. Not someday, but today.

    Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in urging Missouri elected officials to pass fair and equal treatment coverage for all cancer patients in 2014. 
    Add your name now to help to convince our elected officials to make access to the most clinically appropriate care and improving the lives of cancer patients a top priority. 
  • Help elderly cancer patients access their medications

    Take action!

     

    Seniors across the country are signing up for Medicare plans right now – but what they don't know really could hurt them. Part D plans are increasingly moving life-saving drugs, including those used to treat cancers, into "specialty tiers," saddling patients with staggering co-insurance fees just to get the treatments they need.

    Enter the Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act, a promising, new, bi-partisan bill that would allow patients a chance to appeal this "specialty tiers" designation, giving seniors battling cancer and other chronic illnesses a way to access the medications they need.

    We need more co-sponsors to move this bill forward – urge your members of Congress to sign on now!

last updated on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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