Petition: I support lowering the age for insurance to cover colorectal cancer screenings to 45

Currently, Indiana requires insurance companies to cover the cost of preventative colorectal cancer screenings starting at age 50, but in recent years there has been a nearly 51% increase in colorectal cancer diagnoses among people younger than 50. That’s why the American Cancer Society now recommends that individuals of average risk begin screening at age 45.

Sixty percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented through screening and when colorectal cancer is detected early, costs are reduced and survival rates greatly increase.

Please add your name to support our efforts to lower the covered age of colorectal cancer screenings in Indiana from 50 to 45. Together, we can prevent colorectal cancer and save lives.