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House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedJune 26th, 2009
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Medicare Cancer Patient Database and Coverage Act of 2009
To improve the information in databases for individuals with cancer in the United States and to amend the Social Security Act to provide increased coverage for uninsured individuals upon first diagnosis of cancer.
Medicare Cancer Patient Database and Coverage Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect additional data necessary to update existing databases regarding individuals with cancer in order to provide for accurate information on the number of such individuals, the types and stages of cancer, and the efficacy of different treatments for the types and stages of cancer Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to entitle uninsured, initial cancer patients to Medicare coverage. Directs the Secretary to provide for an educational and outreach campaign that will encourage individuals to be tested for cancer at the earliest time for which such testing may be useful in detecting the presence of cancer, based upon cancer screening recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.