The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) supports the historic March for Health Care Reform in honor of Melanie Shouse to highlight the need for health care reform now. NBCC is made up of over 600 member organizations from across the country representing millions of patients, health care professionals, women, their families and friends.
Since its inception, NBCC has known that the only way to truly achieve our mission to end breast cancer is to ensure guaranteed access to affordable, quality health care for all. Health care reform has been the number one legislative priority for NBCC for several years. In 2007, our grassroots Board of Directors adopted our Framework for a Health Care System Guaranteeing Access to Quality Health Care for All. Our extensive grassroots network has been working tirelessly over the past several years to make certain that we achieve that goal. We believe that comprehensive legislation is the only way to accomplish health care reform that is vital to the millions of women living with and battling breast cancer and to all those at risk.
Our current health care system failed Melanie Shouse who recently lost who her battle with breast cancer. Melanie was an activist who fought tirelessly for health care reform not just for herself but for all. Melanie worked with several organizations and was engaged in NBCC’s efforts to end breast cancer and ensure a system that gives everyone the health care they need.
NBCC strongly urges Congress to enact and the President to sign into law comprehensive health care reform now. Do it before more women battling breast cancer die because they lack access to affordable quality health coverage. We believe that, working together, we can make it happen.
National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is dedicated to ending breast cancer through the power of grassroots action and advocacy. NBCC increases funding for breast cancer research; monitors how those funds are spent; expands access to quality health care for all; and ensures that trained advocates influence all decision making that impacts breast cancer. www.StopBreastCancer.org.