National Breast Cancer Coalition

Sign on to Show Your Organization's Support for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act

As you know, NBCC initiated the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act and it remains one of our highest legislative priorities this year. This legislation will waive the 24 month waiting period for Medicare eligibility and the 5 month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for individuals with Metastatic Breast Cancer. 

On April 9, Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2178, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care ActThanks to NBCC's outstanding advocates, the bill currently has 121 cosponsors. On May 8, Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced S. 1374, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act. Currently there are 10 cosponsors on the bill.

In an effort to demonstrate to Members of Congress the broad support for this bill, we ask that you request to have your organization add its name to the “sign-on” letter urging Congress to enact this bill as soon as possible. The DEADLINE for signing on is Friday October 18, 2019.

Please contact us at takeaction@breastcancerdeadline2020.org to add your organization as a signer.

 

Join the New Facebook Group Created for NBCC Policy Advocates

Are you an NBCC member interested in our public policy activities? If so, please join our new Facebook group: NBCC Policy Advocates. This is where we will share information about progress towards our public policy priorities, opportunities for taking action and tips for being an impactful citizen activist.

As always, thank you for your important advocacy on behalf of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and our mission to end breast cancer!