H. R. 913, CLINICAL TREATMENT Act.

Full Title: Covering Life-saving Investigations Needed in Cancer and Other Life-threatening Conditions through Timely use of Resources for Easy and Affordable Treatment from Medicaid for Enrollees in Need Today Act” or the “CLINICAL TREATMENT Act.

Summary: To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to promote access to life-saving therapies for Medicaid enrollees by ensuring coverage of routine patient costs for items and services furnished in connection with participation in qualifying clinical trials, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/27/19.

STATUS: Introduced 1/30/19 by Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • The CLINICAL TREATMENT Act, H.R. 913, was introduced by Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM-03) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) to guarantee coverage of the routine care costs of clinical trial participation for Medicaid enrollees with a life-threatening condition. (Source: Triage Cancer)
  • On July 10, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is participating in a day of action in support of the Clinical Treatment Act, a bill that would provide Medicaid coverage of the routine care costs of clinical trials participation. (Source: Lymphoma Research Center)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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