This year marks 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Act into law. The National Breast Cancer Coalition was proud to be the organization designing this bill and then pushing to pass this landmark legislation for women’s healthcare. NBCC’s President Fran Visco commemorated this accomplishment by contributing her reflections for the Clinton Foundation’s website.
“As a result of the law, policymakers also began to understand that finding someone’s cancer isn’t the only goal. We need to make certain that individuals also receive the right treatment — and that the treatment is evidence-based and affordable. Before this bill, that conversation wasn’t being had in Congress or the public with regard to breast cancer.”
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