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: