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AGA works as an organization, in coordination with other organizations and as a member of a number of coalitions to reach out to Capitol Hill, regulators and payors to ensure that the concerns of GIs are being heard regarding issues that affect our members. However, our impact lies in the strength of our members’ involvement. You can help advocate for quality health care for your patients and influence health-care policy by understanding policies affecting the practice and patients and becoming involved with AGA — by participating in activities or contacting your local officials.

Take action on any of the issues that are important to you. You can make a difference today.

NIH Funding FY 17

Please take action and urge your member of Congress to advocate for the completion of the FY 2017 appropriations bills before the end of the 114th Congress and include the $2 billion increase that the Senate Appropriations Committee included in their bill. 

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Urge Congress to Vote on CRC Screening Act

Please take action and urge your member of Congress to sign the Dent-Payne letter and bring H.R. 1220 to the floor for a vote before the end of the session. This legislation would waive the coinsurance for screening colonoscopy regardless of the outcome of the screening. Screening saves lives, but the financial barriers to screening can prevent beneficiaries from accessing lifesaving screenings. Ask your member of Congress to sign the Dent-Payne letter today.

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Support the Electronic Health Record Improvement Act

Please take action and urge your House members to support the Electronic Health Record Improvement Act (S.1347/ H.R.887), which will provide ASCs with time to assure that EHR systems can be developed and implemented that can meet the needs of both the many physicians who practice in the facilities and the patients they serve.

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