Health care reform must ensure that quality coverage is affordable and accessible for every American, regardless of income or pre-existing conditions. But it must not force Americans into a government-run health care system that would eliminate coverage they receive from their employer. Nor must it mandate that business or individuals pay for coverage. Every American must have the right to choose the health plan that best meets their needs and medical decisions must be made by patients and doctors, not government bureaucrats.
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When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?” The answer was a resounding “no!”
Just over two years ago, the American people were again asked this question, and again could not respond positively. My colleagues and I heard from our constituents that they had become disillusioned by our country’s direction. The idea of providing their kids with a better life was quickly slipping away and the American Dream was disappearing.
A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers wants to patch up holes in hospice and palliative care for seriously ill children.
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), alongside the co-chairs of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, is pushing a proposal (H.R. 6560) to allow states to develop comprehensive care programs tailored to critically ill patients who qualify for Medicaid and their families. The programs would offer a full support package, including palliative care, counseling, respite, expressive therapy, and bereavement benefits.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill giving a full range of medical services to families with children who have life-limiting illnesses and who qualify for Medicaid, which currently has gaps in such coverage.
No matter your age, hearing the words ‘you have cancer’ from a doctor is frightening and life altering. But hearing those words directed towards your child or young friend is even more horrifying.
When I was in elementary school, I lived this scenario. My best friend was diagnosed with leukemia and sadly lost his life to the deadly disease.
The STAR Act is the most comprehensive piece of childhood cancer legislation ever to pass the United States Congress. This landmark legislation focuses on the four major issues: Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research. It will elevate and prioritize the fight against childhood cancer at the National Institute of Health (NIH).
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX), G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Jackie Speier (D-CA) along with Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today announced that their bipartisan bill, the Childhood Cancer STAR (Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research) Act, was signed into law by President Trump last night.
When Rep. Michael McCaul was in grade school, he lost his best friend to cancer. It has always affected him, especially when he meets with constituents whose children are sick.
And then three years ago, he met an inspiring new friend.
Sadie Keller was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 when she was seven. She came to Capitol Hill from Texas to lobby Congress in March 2016 and met McCaul for the first time.
“I met him and I told him everything, what we’re doing and what we’re trying to accomplish. He said that was awesome,” said Sadie, now 10.
Families struggling with childhood cancer could soon have more options. That’s after President Trump signed the RACE for Children Act, a new law that allows drugs that fight cancer for adults to be tested and regulated to fight childhood cancer. The law was sponsored by Central Texas Republican Congressman Michael McCaul, R-Austin.
It’s not a normal day at Twin Creeks Country Club in Cedar Park. Yes, the golfing is there but rarely has there been such a cause behind it.
A new law, introduced by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, and a group of bipartisan lawmakers, could make it easier for children with cancer to battle the disease with the help of adult cancer drugs.
The Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity for Children Act – or RACE for Children Act – gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to require that adult cancer drugs be studied for safety and effectiveness in children battling the disease. President Donald Trump signed the legislation Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) – Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee – applauds President Trump for signing RACE for Children Act (Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity for Children Act) into law.
RACE will now allow the most innovative adult treatments for cancer to be studied for use in children.