On February 29, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced legislation that would protect access to treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer. Brown’s Cancer Clinical Trials Act prevents insurance companies from denying patients participating in clinical trials coverage for the services they would otherwise receive under their health care plans.
Clinical trials often include cutting-edge therapies that are not available through traditional methods. These experimental treatments have the potential save lives and advance research. However, many health insurance policies discourage enrollment in these trials by refusing to cover trial participants’ routine health care, even as patients continue to pay premiums. We need your help in keeping this bill on the radar.
We encourage you to contact Sen. Brown online and thank him for his leadership and support in sponsoring the bill and for his continued commitment to managing the legislation into the 111th Congress.
Or, write to:
The Honorable Sherrod Brown
200 N. High St., Room 614
Columbus, OH 43215
Contact Jennifer Carlson, director of Government Relations, at 293-0346 if you have any questions or need additional information.