National Breast Cancer Coalition

Keep Pushing Your Members to Support HR2178/S1374

Keep Contacting Your Representatives and Senators and ask them to Support the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act

As you know, one of NBCC’s highest legislative priorities this year is the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act H.R. 2178/S.1374, legislation to 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 who qualify for social security disability.

Thanks to the hardwork of NBCC advocates there are currently 98 cosponsors on H.R. 2178 and 7 cosponsors on S. 1374. Keep contacting your Members and asking them to sign on to support this important legislation.

In the House, Representatives Peter King (R-NY) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, H.R. 2178. Please have your Representatives contact Deena Tauster in Representative King’s office at deena.tauster@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-7896 or Elizabeth Brown in Representative Castor's office at elizabeth.brown@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-3376 to cosponsor H.R. 2178.  

In the Senate, Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act, S. 1374. Please have your Senators contact Emily Crow in Senator McSally’s office at Emily_Crow@mcsally.senate.gov or Elizabeth Darnall in Senator Murphy’s office at Elizabeth_Darnall@murphy.senate.gov to cosponsor this legislation.

Please let NBCC know if your Senators or Representative have agreed to sign on so we can keep a running record as well.

To keep up to date on the most recent cosponsors and actions you can take visit NBCC's Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act Action Items page here.

As always, thank you for your important advocacy on behalf of NBCC!