House Passes Fix for Medicare Cost-Sharing Loophole for Colorectal Cancer Screenings

House Passes Fix for Medicare Cost-Sharing Loophole for Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act unanimously on December 9. This bipartisan legislation would phase out surprise out-of-pocket expenses that can act as a barrier to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings for Medicare beneficiaries.

This bill still needs Senate approval before heading to the President’s desk.  This issue remains a priority for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and there is still interest by members of Congress.  Read the full press release here:

House Passes Fix to Medicare Loophole for Colorectal Cancer Screening