Did you know approximately 70 million Americans were on Medicaid? Many to receive this public access progress have socioeconomic challenges as well. Many U.S. government-based clinical research focuses on the underrepresented, including many that overlap in Medicaid. A coalition of 86 organizations is urging Congress to pass the Clinical Treatment Act, a bill introduced in January that would guarantee coverage of the routine care costs of clinical trial participation for Medicaid patients with a life-threatening condition.
Claire Dietz from the Cancer Letter reports that the coalition—including ASCO, Friends of Cancer Research, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and many others—organized a “Day of Action” to lobby Congress.Source: Cancer Letter