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WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Patient Experience in Research Act of 2017 (PERA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. PERA will launch a pilot project to evaluate the psychological and social distress experienced by patients participating in a clinical trial of a drug or biological product that is intended to treat a serious or life-threatening disease or condition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Brian Higgins (NY-26) have introduced bipartisan legislation called the Cancer Drug Parity Act (H.R. 1409) that would require health insurance plans that cover traditional chemotherapy to provide no less favorable coverage for prescribed, orally-administered anticancer medications. With the rising usage of oral medication by cancer patients, Lance believes this reform to coverage options will lower out-of-pockets costs for patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee completed a 30 hour mark-up of sections of the American Health Care Act:
“The average American family is now paying $5,000 dollars more a year for health care since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Too many of my constituents can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and his Energy and Commerce Committee colleagues secured a major legislative victory on Wednesday when the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark reforms to the country’s mental health care system in an overwhelming vote of 422-2. The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), co-chair of the Congressional Rare Disease Caucus and member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, hosted Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) advocates for a press conference on Capitol Hill today, including Nirali Shah of Basking Ridge, New Jersey who spoke about her mother, Sonal Shah, who lost her fight with ALS in November 2015. Lance and Shah used the gathering of ALS advocates in Washington to push for new efforts to spur medical innovation.