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U.S. House Resolution: Continue Health Coverage for Certain Men with Incontinence and ED

Apr 30, 2018

U.S. House Resolution: Continue Health Coverage for Certain Men with Incontinence and ED The United States House of Representatives is considering a resolution that would protect Medicare and Veterans’ Administration (VA) benefits for men who need urological therapies after treatment for prostate cancer and other health conditions.

Previously presented in 2016, Resolution 812 was reintroduced to the House by Congressman Erik Paulsen, a Republican from Minnesota, on April 10th. It was co-sponsored by Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., a Democrat from New Jersey.

According to the resolution, an estimated 2.9 million men in the United States have prostate cancer, and over 164,000 men will be diagnosed this year. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death for American men.

The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), along with the American Urological Association (AUA), supports the congressmen's efforts to advocate for men with prostate cancer through House Resolution 812. Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, SMSNA’s President-Elect, says, “There will be an estimated 19 million cancer survivors in the United States by the year 2024.”

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