Two US House lawmakers say more must be done to reduce the mortality rate associated with colorectal cancer, including funding research into preventing and treating the disease. Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., and Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., are sponsoring the bill. The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, in part corrects a glitch in Medicare that charges patients for otherwise free colonoscopy screenings if a polyp is removed during the procedure. The change from screening to therapeutic, meaning not having a “negative” or “screening” exam, should not be a barrier to getting screening or be punitive to the patient in any way. The goal, as always, is to get more people screened and taken care of.