MT: Ask Senator Daines to support patient quality of life

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Please co-sponsor S. 2748 Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Treatment Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and someone who cares about the quality of life of cancer patients and their families, I'm writing to urge you to co-sponsor S. 2748, the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act.

This legislation has already received broad bipartisan support in the House and now is beginning to gain similar support in the Senate.

The bill would help improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families by giving doctors and nurses needed basic training in treating a patient's pain and helping coordinate and manage their care from diagnosis throughout the course of their illness. This coordinated care has been shown to reduce hospital stays and trips to the emergency room, saving health care dollars.

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As our elected official, you are in an important position to help lessen the burden of cancer for patients and their caregivers. I hope I can count on you to support this vital legislation by signing on as a cosponsor to S. 2748.


Sincerely,

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