Ask Congress to Remove Barriers to Screening
Medicare covers screening colonoscopies at 100%, but if polyps are removed during the screening procedure, beneficiaries become responsible for paying coinsurance of roughly 20%. This additional and unexpected cost is a major deterrent to screening seniors, the population at highest risk for CRC.
This issue is a top priority for Fight Colorectal Cancer, as it has been for the past three Congresses. Most recently, the bill to correct this oversight received 328 combined co-sponsors in the 114th Congress.
We're asking members of Congress to co-sponsor the bill, and if they've already co-sponsored we're asking them to push for committee action.