Introducing yourself to your Members of Congress

The kick-off of the 116th Congress has been overshadowed by the drama of the ongoing government shutdown. But that doesn’t mean Washington has come to a complete standstill, and neither have we. We’ve been busy working on our policy agenda for this Congress and we’ll have action alerts on legislation as it gets introduced.

For now, we ask that you take moment to introduce yourself to your Members of Congress and share with them your childhood cancer story.

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ACA Ruling in Texas v US : What does it mean?

We have been closely watching and following the aftermath of the recent ruling by a federal district court judge (Texas v US) that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

As a member of the Cancer Leadership Council, we signed on to a joint statement about this ruling and its potential impact on people with cancer and cancer survivors. But we want to emphasize this key point:  The Affordable Care Act remains in place pending appeal.

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A Congress in Transition: Updates from Washington

We are busy following the final days of the 115th Congress — and also preparing for the new Congress, which begins on January 3rd. There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes maneuvering happening in Washington right now, as new leaders and committee chairs are selected. And there’s literal maneuvering as office spaces transition to make way for incoming occupants.

We know everyone is so busy in December but we wanted to share a couple of ways that you can help make a difference with some easy advocacy this holiday season:

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2018 Midterm Elections: The Childhood Cancer Landscape

The 2018 midterm elections have implications for children with cancer at both the federal and state levels.  The write up below explores these issues in more detail. 

With a divided Congress, health policy initiatives will require bipartisan action which means uncontroversial authorizing legislation and bipartisan efforts on bills. 

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Children's Cause Presents Rosen Award to Julia Rowland

The Leonard M. Rosen Memorial Research Award is presented annually at the Children’s Cause Cocktail Reception in New York City. This year, Children’s Cause was proud to present the 3rd Annual Rosen Award to Julia Rowland, MD.

As a Rosen Award recipient, Dr. Rowland receives $10,000 in recognition and support of her work. In accepting this award, she described how these funds will help support her current endeavors: “I’m hoping to use the Rosen Award funds to conduct demonstration projects at a handful of sites that will examine how this tool can be used to enhance the capacity to deliver high quality care, the ultimate goal being to improve the psycosocial care available and delivered to childhood cancer survivors and their families.”

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