[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013

H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: Rep. Allyson … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATES] H.R. 1531 & H. Res 154

H.R. 1531: To require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations. Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April … Continue reading

Tell Komen to Commit. Reversal is not enough.

The good news is that Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced that they are reversing their decision to ban grants to organizations under politically-motivated investigation. This shows the power we have to create change—Komen backed down quickly because hundreds of thousands of people immediately stood up for Planned Parenthood, with petitions and phone calls, and … Continue reading