NBCC Supports Access to Quality Health Care Legislation
On June 25, NBCC sent a letter to the House of Representatives and on July 7 to the Senate supporting H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The legislation will, among other things, strengthen and expand upon the Affordable Care Act (ACA), shore up the Medicaid program, and lower prescription drug prices to the benefit of all Americans. A top priority of NBCC is ensuring access to quality, evidence-based health care. In 2010, NBCC endorsed and advocated for the passage and implementation of ACA, which marked a significant step toward access to quality health care for individuals with, and at risk of breast cancer. The ACA has saved the lives of those barred from coverage due to a preexisting condition or repeated bouts of cancer.
Nineteen New House Cosponsors for H.R. 2178, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act
Nineteen new House members have joined as cosponsors of NBCC’s priority legislation, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Access to Care Act (H.R. 2178), bringing the total to 156 bipartisan cosponsors. This is a significant accomplishment for our relentless advocates who met with more than 170 congressional offices during NBCC’s Virtual Lobby Day on June 16. If your member of Congress has not yet cosponsored, please contact them today and urge them to sign on. A current list of cosponsors can be found here.
NBCC is continuing outreach to the Senate on the companion bill, S. 1374. A current list of Senate cosponsors is available here. If your Senator is not on the list, please contact them and urge them to sign on.
Help us Make an Impact on Public Policy – Join NBCC’s Board of Directors
NBCC invites organizations to apply to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning January 2021. The Board comprises up to 26 organizations representing national, state, regional, and local constituencies that bring diverse perspectives to NBCC’s public policy and legislative initiatives. Click here to see a list of current Board members.
Organizations interested in joining the NBCC Board of Directors must submit a completed application no later than Friday, July 31, 2020. To request an application packet, please email Michelle Wheeler, Senior Manager of the Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us your NBCC Advocacy Story
NBCC Advocates are fierce! Through training, education, and networking, NBCC Advocates influence policy on both the local and national levels, push for access to healthcare for all, and support research that will end breast cancer. We are laser-focused on the day when breast cancer is over and done. Impossible? We don’t think so.
We are part of NBCC for a reason, and that reason is different for each of you. You may be a survivor or the family member of someone who has breast cancer or has lost their life to breast cancer. Or, another reason entirely. We need your stories. Why are you an NBCC advocate? We want to share your advocacy story with others so they, too, can become a catalyst in our fight to end breast cancer. Let them know it is not only possible to change the world, but that each one of us can help make that happen.
Join the tens of thousands like you who want an end to breast cancer. For just $35 a year, you can become an NBCC member and receive exclusive benefits. For more information about being a member, click here.