The CUA wishes to thank and acknowledge Assemblymember Marc Levine for introducing HR56 proclaiming September 2021 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in California. This Resolution brings awareness to the need for prostate cancer screenings and the need to remove cost sharing barriers to care. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220HR56 The Resolution comes after AB 1520, a bill supported by…

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Success: Assembly Bill 1520 Passes Health Committee Hearing We are pleased to announce that the Assembly Health Committee has passed our bill (10 to 0) – this being our first hurdle – and can now move forward to appropriations committee. Many thanks to Dr. John Lam, CUA Pres-elect, for his time and testimony on behalf…

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Report: CMA Council on Legislation By Dr. John Lam, CUA Pres-Elect & Rep to CMA The following is a comprehensive summary of the CMA Council on Legislation meeting held  on March 11. BELOW ARE 2 CRITICALLY IMPORTANT UROLOGY BILLS: SB 225 & AB 1520 – PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO REVIEW.   Dear Members and Colleagues…

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PSA screening legislation is moving forward In 2017 CUA launched an effort to seek statewide legislation to preserve coverage for prostate cancer screening with no cost sharing. It has been a long arduous journey but we have now made significant progress with the drafting of our bill, AB1520 being introduced by Assemblymember Marc Levine (with…

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The CUA will be taking part in a panel discussion that will follow the ZERO Prostate “Silent Killer” documentary  in Los Angeles on October 17.  The documentary highlights the unbalanced system of care for African American men, it also provides a great resource for experts to create policies to improve diagnosis and treatment. CUA officer,…

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 111 CHAPTER 135   Relative to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.   [ Filed with Secretary of State  August 27, 2019. ]   LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST ACR 111, Kiley. Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This measure would proclaim the month of September 2019 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in California. Digest Key Fiscal Committee: NO  …

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The CUA is proud to announce that Dr. Eugene Rhee, CUA past-president (2009-2013), has been appointed as chair of the AUA Public Policy Council. Dr. Rhee has been very active in health policy  leadership in both the CUA and WSAUA. He serves as the current chair of the WSAUA Health Policy Committee. We wish him…

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Article from the CMA Newswire. To help physicians improve advocacy efforts on behalf of patients, CMA has published this helpful guide. https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27962/12-ways-to-be-a-physician-advocate Click link to view article

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Drug discounts should be benefitting beneficiaries—not drug industry middlemen. Trump Administration Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients CUA commends the Trump Admin proposal to fix the drug purchasing system to make sure rebates are given to patients, not drug industry middlemen. This will be critical in…

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