From Louisiana to the World: Our Advocacy, Achievements, and Future Goals
CAGLA’s advocacy is built on the universal right to quality cancer care for all patients, and the necessity of access to innovative treatments. We champion legislation that elevates healthcare standards and access to cutting-edge therapies. Our ultimate mission is bold — to mitigate the fear, suffering, and burden of cancer not only in Louisiana, but across the globe. This space provides insights into our successful efforts, current campaigns, and future objectives.
Advocacy in Action
Driving Change Through Strategic Advocacy
Our advocacy efforts are a concerted mixture of strategic planning and tangible action. We initiate research, mobilize resources, and strive to enact meaningful change. We actively engage with our state’s policymakers, bringing medical professionals to testify at the state capitol and holding direct meetings with representatives to advance our cause. Our “boots on the ground” approach has delivered several key victories in our effort to transform cancer care and we’re just getting started.
100% Success Rate in Passing Louisiana Legislation
At CAGLA, we are proud to state that we have a 100% success rate — every bill we’ve supported has passed. This impressive track record underscores our unwavering commitment to enhancing cancer care. It’s a testament to our passion, dedication, and the tangible change we’re driving in the healthcare landscape.
Transforming Policy: CAGLA Turns Bills into Laws
Through shaping policy, we improve lives. Over the past few state legislative sessions CAGLA was instrumental in the passing of major bills that benefit cancer patients being treated in Louisiana. Click below for detail:
Senate Bill (SB) 84 — Genomic Testing for Cancer Mutations
This legislation mandates insurance coverage for Biomarker Testing, unlocking the world of precision medicine for applicable cancer patients. View Detail >
Senate Bill (SB) 119 — Breast Cancer Screenings
This bill expands health care coverage for essential breast cancer screenings for women in Louisiana. View Detail >
Senate Bill (SB) 204 — Precision Medicine
This law prevents health coverage plans from denying coverage for a medically necessary drug prescribed for a patient’s cancer based solely on the drug’s indication for a specific location in the body. View Detail >
Senate Bill (SB) 118 — Biomarker Testing
This bill enhances access to Biomarker Testing, a crucial step towards precision medicine treatments for cancers where treatable genetic mutations are known. View Detail >
Senate Bill (SB) 146 — Precision Medicine
This law expands health insurance coverage for precision medicine cancer treatments. View Detail >
Senate Bill (SB) 154 — NICU Biomarker Testing
This bill expands health insurance coverage for biomarker testing for infants born in medically fragile conditions, ensuring early and precise treatment plans. View Detail >
House Bill (HB) 435 — CAR-T Treatments
This legislation ensures the Louisiana Medicaid program covers CAR-T treatments for eligible cancer patients. View Detail >
Senate Bill (SB) 200 — Cancer Screening
This bill protects employees who miss work to undergo medically necessary cancer screenings, providing essential employment security during a challenging time. View Detail >
House Bill (HB) 578 — Smoking Cessation
This bill offers comprehensive smoking cessation benefits, including various forms of counseling and medication support, upon recommendation from a licensed physician. View Detail >
YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
Your generous contributions enable us to push for impactful legislation, increase state funding for research, and improve care for cancer patients. Support our mission, support a cancer-free Louisiana.
Meet Our Lobbyists
Our lobbyists turn our passion into policy by engaging with legislators, pushing for the passage of our supported bills.
Scientific Advisory Board
Meet the Scientific Advisory Board members who contribute mission-critical expertise and accomplishments to CAGLA’s work.
Board of Trustees
Meet our Board of Trustees, an integral part of our organization, guiding our work and mission.
Cancer Survivor Registry
Join our collective voice in the battle against cancer, a powerful tool that amplifies personal experiences to influence critical legislation.
6th of December, 2023, New Orleans, Louisiana — CAGLA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of some of the top healthcare providers from across Louisiana. Our SAB members provide strategic guidance...
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