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November 16, 2023

Congressman Jodey Arrington Speaks at The US Oncology Network’s National Policy Board Meeting

House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington participated in a fireside chat with Dr. Debra Patt, MD, PhD, MBA of Texas Oncology and Ben Jones, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy, during The Network’s Fall National Policy Board Leadership Meeting in Houston, TX on Friday, November 10. Rep. Arrington is the lead sponsor of H.R. 4473, the Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act, which would require payment parity under Medicare for outpatient cancer services. During the discussion, Rep. Arrington explained how this legislation will reduce health care costs for cancer patients, help level the playing field for community oncology, and save taxpayer dollars—a triple win.

The Network presented him with the “Heroes Who Conquer Cancer Award” for his work on behalf of community cancer and he received a standing ovation. Rep. Arrington represents the 19th district of Texas, which includes Abilene and Lubbock, and, in addition to helming the House Budget Committee, he also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee.

To ask your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 4473 the Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment, CLICK HERE