Days at the Capitol & Site Visits

Network advocates visit with lawmakers to educate them on the issues impacting their patients and practices.

Visiting the US Capitol or your State Capitol as an organization during sessions is a great way to advocate on behalf of patients and the importance of receiving care close to home in the community setting. The US Oncology Network organizes opportunities for our physicians to advocate at the Hill in DC in addition to organizing “Legislative Days at your State Capitol” with each of our practices within The Network.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Legislative Day at the State Capitol
April 10, 2023

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Legislative Day at the State Capitol

On March 28, 2023, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada physicians, pharmacists, and leadership arrived at the Nevada Capitol to advocate for making patients the focus of public policy. In a series of many meetings with Nevada lawmakers and staff, these advocates urged state legislators to take action on efforts that reduce barriers to patient care.…

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Texas Oncology Legislative Day at the Texas State Capitol

Texas Oncology Legislative Day at the Texas State Capitol

On March 8, 2023, Texas Oncology physicians, pharmacists, and leadership arrived at the Texas Capitol to advocate for making patients the focus of public policy. In a series of 52 meetings with Texas lawmakers and staff, these advocates urged state legislators to take action on efforts that reduce barriers to patient care. At the top…

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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez visits Texas Oncology
February 27, 2023

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez visits Texas Oncology

On February 24, 2023, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) representing Texas’ 34th Congressional District, joined leaders of Texas Oncology for a site visit in the heart of Brownsville. Dr. Balesh Sharma, Dr. Debra Patt and Practice Director, Sonia Moran, led a tour of the clinic and spoke with Congressman Gonzlez about issues impacting community oncology, such…

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The Network Hosts Senator Bill Cassidy for Breakfast Discussion
December 2, 2022

The Network Hosts Senator Bill Cassidy for Breakfast Discussion

The US Oncology Network recently hosted a breakfast discussion with Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) in The Woodlands, TX. Senator Cassidy is a gastroenterologist who has served in the Senate since 2014 and sits on the Finance, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. The discussion focused on The Network’s experience in…

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Congressman Neal Dunn Visits Florida Cancer Affiliates 
October 19, 2022

Congressman Neal Dunn Visits Florida Cancer Affiliates 

On October 19, 2022, Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL) visited the Florida Cancer Affiliates practice in Panama City, Florida. Dr. Steven Finkelstein led a tour of the clinic and spoke with Congressman Dunn about issues impacting community oncology, such as the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and implications of the newly passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for…

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Network Physicians Advocate for Community Oncology on Capitol Hill 
May 11, 2022

Network Physicians Advocate for Community Oncology on Capitol Hill 

On May 11, 2022, Network physicians arrived on Capitol Hill for a series of meetings with key Congressional lawmakers to advocate on the behalf of community oncology. The Network physicians urged members of the House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees to take action to avert looming cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee…

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