After a year of discussions and negotiation, Reps. Diana
DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), together with three other co-sponsors,
finally released a preliminary draft of their 21st Century Cures bill. While
it’s clear that the authors intend this bill to be landmark legislation to
propel healthcare innovation into a new era, the bill’s current language is
troubling in several important areas.
Write to the bill’s sponsors and ask them to make changes to
the bill with regard to vaccines, antibiotics, “gifts” to the pharmaceutical
industry, and the availability of inexpensive laboratory-developed diagnostic
tests (LDTs), and emphasize natural treatments and cures, so the bill can
actually live up to the name of “21st Century Cures.”
Please personalize and add your own comments if you have time!
Your "21st Century Cures" Bill Needs Some Important Changes!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]